Fifth Annual Radiothon Raises Support, Funds for Doernbecher Children's Hospital Kids

03/10/05    Portland, Ore.

The fifth annual 99.5 FM The Wolf's Hunt for a Cure Radiothon will be held March 17 and 18 to benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The fund-raising event is presented by Foresters and John L. Scott Real Estate.

The radiothon will be broadcast live from the Doernbecher lobby from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 17 and 18. The broadcast will feature interviews with Doernbecher patients, including Oregon's 2005 Children's Miracle Network Champion Child: Sheridan Brenton, 13. His selection as the Champion Child will be announced at 5 p.m. during the March 18 broadcast. Sheridan is one of 50 children participating in Foresters Champions Across America. As part of this special program, Sheridan will visit Washington, D.C., and Walt Disney World in Florida to participate in the taping of the internationally televised Children's Miracle Network Celebration.

Sheridan is today doing well after undergoing more than 30 major reconstructive surgeries at Doernbecher to repair damage he sustained during an automobile accident in which all the bones in his face were broken and his right arm sheared off. Sheridan's parents are grateful for the life-saving care their son has received during the past four years.

If it weren't for the doctors at Doernbecher -- with their amazing array of specialties ranging from tissue to bone to nerve grafting -- our son wouldn't have his arm today, said Cindy Brenton, Sheridan's mom.

Listeners of 99.5 FM The Wolf can make donations by calling 866 426-6060. Within the Portland area, listeners can call 503 418-KIDS. Donations also can be made online at

With nationally recognized programs in pediatric heart surgery, neurosurgery and cancer, Doernbecher Children's Hospital provides primary and specialized care to more than 46,000 young patients each year from Oregon, southwest Washington and beyond. The Doernbecher Foundation's mission is to secure private philanthropic support for Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and to invest and manage gifts responsibly in accordance with donors' wishes.

Foresters is a financial services organization that offers products such as life insurance and annuities. For more than 125 years, the organization has built its reputation on financial strength and on its commitment to communities and children. Foresters is the title sponsor of Champions Across America and has been a strong supporter of Children's Miracle Network since 1990.