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Sixth Annual Radiothon Raises Support And Funds For Kids At Doernbecher

03/15/06  Portland, Ore.

The sixth annual 99.5 FM "The Wolf's Hunt for a Cure Radiothon" will be held March 23 and 24 to benefit Doernbecher Children's Hospital. The fund-raising event is presented by the financial-services provider Foresters.

The radiothon will be broadcast live from the Doernbecher lobby from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on March 23 and 24. On-air interviews with young patients and their families will underscore Doernbecher's unique role as the state's most comprehensive source of care for hospitalized children. Organizers hope to top last year's total of $384,000 in pledges in support of the hospital, which provides primary and specialized care to more than 56,500 young patients each year from Oregon, southwest Washington and beyond. Doernbecher is nationally recognized for its programs in pediatric heart surgery, neurosurgery and cancer. More than 80 percent of Oregon kids with cancer come to Doernbecher for their care.

Listeners of 99.5 FM "The Wolf" can make donations by calling 888 221-KIDS. Within the Portland area, listeners can call 503 418-KIDS. Donations also can be made online at www.ohsuhealth.com/dch/support/donation_form.asp

A financial services organization inspired by helping children, Foresters offers products such as life insurance and annuities. For 130 years Foresters has operated on the principle that the growth and prosperity of individual families is linked to the communities in which they live. Foresters invests time, money and resources to raise funds and strengthen non-profit children's organizations such as the Children's Miracle Network and Prevent Child Abuse America, while Foresters members and staff volunteer locally. www.foresters.biz.

Other radiothon sponsors include John L. Scott Real Estate, Furniture Outlet, Les Schwab and Premier Ford.

The Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Doernbecher Children's Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors' wishes.

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