Media Contacts

Get in touch with the right contacts for all of our services.

View All Media Contacts »
View Media Guidelines (PDF) »

Help Our Kids Radiothon Raises More Than $257,700

Nemours Partners With Delmarva Broadcasting for Radiothon

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

On September 3 and 4, 2014, the Help Our Kids Radiothon was held at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. For 24 hours (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day), seven different Delmarva Broadcasting Company radio stations broadcasted live from the hospital’s cafeteria  sharing with their listeners stories of hope, courage, and compassion from our patients, patient families, and clinicians. As the clock hit 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, the total amount raised was announced: $257,753.

Donations came steadily throughout the two-day event via a phone bank and online giving. There were also those who donated in person, inspired by what they heard on their favorite radio station.

Key Facts
  • 4th Annual Help Our Kids Radiothon to benefit Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
  • Delmarva Broadcasting Company radio stations that participated: WDEL 1150 AM, WSTW 93.7 FM, Eagle 97.7 FM, WXCY 103.7 FM, Cool 101.3 FM, 105.9 FM, and La Exitosa 104.1 FM.
  • More than 175 volunteers, including Nemours Associates and community members, shared their valuable time to make the Radiothon such a success.
  • An overview of the Help Our Kids Radiothon, including all our sponsors and John Glenn’s story (this year’s Radiothon ambassador) are online at
  • This year’s Radiothon featured an official song, by local singer/songwriter John Scargall. “That Wind’s Always Gonna Blow,” was the soundtrack for our promotional Radiothon video.

“Every year I am amazed at the outpouring of support from the community. This is a wonderful event that not only raises funds for the hospital but also gives us an opportunity to showcase our remarkable patients and their families. We are so grateful for the radio stations of Delmarva Broadcasting Company, who are the generous sponsors of this exciting event.”

Marie Hiddeman,
Associate Director of Fund Development, Nemours Fund for Children's Health

“The community support for this year’s Radiothon has been overwhelming and humbling. As we complete our duPont Hospital for Children expansion, it’s important to emphasize that all the money raised will be used to make this a hospital like no other in the region and help kids from Delaware and beyond grow up healthy and reach their full potential.”

Roy Proujansky, MD,
Chief Executive of Nemours Delaware Valley Operations


Help Our Kids Radiothon volunteers feverishly answering phones in the final minutes of the event.

14-year-old Derek Fisher, with this parents Nicole and Derrell, from Newark, DE, were one of the dozens of families who shared their story during the 4th Annual Help Our Kids Radiothon.

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.