Radiothon Raises More Than $35,000 for Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Despite the current economic conditions, Delmarva residents picked up their
phones and opened their wallets to support area healthcare on Friday,
pledging more than $35,000 to Atlantic General Hospital and Peninsula
Regional Medical Center during the 1-2-3-4 $50,000 Radiothon.
While the broadcasted call for support fell short of the $50,000 fundraising
goal, the amount raised is still a testament to the value local citizens
assign to quality healthcare. And the bar was set high for this novel event.
“We’re very pleased with such an overwhelming response from
the community,” said Todd Hershey, chairman of the Atlantic General
Hospital Foundation. “We want to extend a heart-felt thanks to Leighton
Moore and all the folks at Irie Radio who made this happen. And, of course,
to everyone who called in on Friday.”
The 1-2-3-4 $50,000 Radiothon was the brainchild of Moore, resort entrepreneur
and owner of Seacrets nightclub and WOCM Irie Radio, Ocean 98.1 FM in
Ocean City, Md. A major proponent of both hospitals, he serves as Chairman
of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation Board of Directors.
“The exceptional health care opportunities that exist today at Peninsula
Regional and Atlantic General have been made possible, in no small part,
through the generosity of contributors like our radiothon donors,”
stated Denise Billing, President of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Foundation. “We are grateful to them, to Leighton for his unwavering
support, event volunteers, the team at Seacrets, morning personality Bulldog
and everyone at Irie Radio for making this a success.”
The event was coordinated and broadcasted from the studios of Irie Radio,
located within Seacrets.
The funds raised have been split evenly between Atlantic General Hospital
and PRMC. Peninsula Regional will apply their share toward the Foundation’s
$15 million dollar capital campaign in support of the Medical Center’s
$100 million construction and renovation project. Donations to the Atlantic
General Hospital Foundation will be used to fund long-term investments
in community health care by expanding facilities, programs and services
such as the recent $1.4 million expansion of the Atlantic Health Center.
To learn more about the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation,
please call 410-543-7140 or visit them online at www.peninsula.org and
select “Ways To Give.” Those wishing to learn more about the
Atlantic General Hospital Foundation may call 410-641-9644 or visit them
online at www.atlanticgeneral.org and select “Give to AGH or go