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14th Annual KISS for Kids Radiothon More than Doubles Amount Raised

Mar 26, 2019 10:06AM ● By Erica Shames

The 14th Annual KISS for Kids Radiothon held on March 21 on KISS FM 102.7 raised a total of $25,470.77 for kids treated at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and pediatric services across the region.

The 14-hour event was broadcast live from the lobby of the children’s hospital and featured local children who have been treated at the hospital as well as families’ stories of how the hospital and pediatric services have made a difference in their lives. Hosts Gary Chrisman, Bob Hauer, Andi Kurzweg and Gail Bair spent the day telling miracle stories and encouraging listeners to become Miracle Makers by giving $20 per month for the health of local kids.

All the funds raised during the radiothon event will stay local to provide high quality care for children in our region.

KISS FM and the Geisinger Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network team would like to thank the listeners who gave generously to the mission to provide care for kids and their families. We would also like to thank the radiothon sponsors including Moff & Associates Investment Planning, Williamsport; PMF Industries, Williamsport; Kerstetter Law, Lewisburg; Best Cleaners, Paxinos; Hurwitz Batteries, South Williamsport; Hudock Capital Group, Williamsport; Sunbury Motors; PALCO Federal Credit Union, Muncy; Weis Markets, Sunbury; and W&L Subaru, Northumberland. In addition, we would like to thank Dunkin in Danville; Subway on Bloom Road in Danville and Domino’s on Railroad Street in Danville for providing food and refreshments for the radiothon staff.

For more information or to make a donation, visit online at or call 1.800.322.5437. 

Photo caption: (from left) KISS FM 102.7’s Bob Hauer, Gail Bair, Andi Kurzweg and Gary Chrisman broadcast live the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital lobby March 21 and helped raise $25,470.77 during the 2019 KISS for Kids Radiothon.

About Geisinger

One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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