Help Our Kids Radiothon
Our Radiothon Was an Incredible Success - Thank You
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children hit the airwaves Sept. 10–11, with our third annual Help Our Kids Radiothon, presented by The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health and sponsored by Delmarva Broadcasting.
More than 50 families shared their stories with local radio stations during the event, which raised $203,010 to help us provide the very best care for children.
Special thanks to the radio stations, the generous support of the community and our sponsors for helping make the Radiothon possible.
If you missed our Radiothon, you can still call 1-855-NEMOURS and make a difference with your donation.
The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health and Delmarva Broadcasting are grateful to our sponsors for their generosity and participation in our radiothon.
Incentive Hour Sponsors
- Adam Basement Waterproofing
- Ameriprise Financial
- Bayada Home Health Care
- Goodwill Durable Medical Equipment
- Joseph A. Frederick & Sons
- KT&D Insurance
- Sallie Mae
- Service Unlimited
Wishing Wall Sponsor
Help Our Kids Around the Community
Retailers in our community raised funds to “Help Our Kids.” The participating retailers listed below sold Nemours hang tags for $1 each or hosted a fundraiser to support Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. And, 100 percent of the donations help Nemours provide the very best care for children in our community.
- AB Sports (Concord Mall)
- Altered Images
- Charcoal Pit
- Cupcake Heaven (Fairfax Shopping Center)
- Currie Hair, Skin and Nails
- Frazzberry Frozen Yogurt (Pike Creek Shopping Center)
- Hairworks (Independence Mall)
- Kids Kuts
- Learning Express (Concord Pike location only)
- Lucky's Coffee Shop
- Manhattan Bagel (Concord Pike location only)
- Mexican Post
- Oranges & Lemons
- Pat's Pizza (Concord Pike and Philadelphia Pike locations only)
- Sbarro (Concord Mall location only)
- Slack's Hoagie Shack (Concord Pike location only)
- Sodexo (Cafeteria at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children)
- Winner Auto Group (Audi Wilmington)
Helping Children like Aydia
Aydia was born with a form of spina bifida. She had a "tethered" spinal cord that required immediate surgery. Her parents were told that she might never be able to walk, but with therapy, she did just that at age 2.
When Aydia was 8 years old, she kept getting sick and wasn't growing properly. Her parents took her to duPont Hospital for Children where she had to have a feeding tube and additional surgery. Aydia's conditions began to improve, and she gained 15 pounds and grew two inches taller. Now, a year later, she plays several sports and takes dance classes.
Although Aydia was still in the hospital during last year's Help Our Kids Radiothon, she captured the hearts of listeners everywhere with her story. Today, Aydia is a vibrant and active young girl who shows no evidence that she was ever sick.