The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin will grant over 40 wishes as a result of the Connie & Fish Radio-A-Thon recently broadcast on 97.3 The Brew in Milwaukee.
The 24-hour radio-a-thon featured live interviews with wish families every hour and additional interviews with local medical professionals talking about the power of a wish. In total, the radio-a-thon raised just over $200,000, helping grant over 40 of the more than 240 wishes currently in process for Wisconsin children. The radio-a-thon also broadcast on Z104 in Madison.
“We were completely awed by the generosity of Z104 and 97.3 The Brew’s listeners,” said Patti Gorsky, president of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Wisconsin. “We are so grateful to Connie and Fish and the entire staff at Clear Channel for helping share the impact a wish makes on a child with a life-threatening medical condition, his or her family and the community.”
The radio-a-thon included many powerful moments, including musical montages featuring wish family stories; a song recorded by wish child Mikie and a live reading of a poem written by a wish mom after her nine-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia.
Listeners supported the Foundation by calling in donations, giving online and participating in an online auction.
“We could not have done this without our many valuable volunteers who helped us answer phones, run errands and work with wish families,” said Gorsky. “We are also thankful to Panera and Maggianos who provided meals for the staff and volunteers over both days.”