Texas Children's Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon raised more than $641,000 to support pediatric cancer treatment, research and education

HOUSTON - (Dec. 20, 2010) - Cox-Radio-Houston stations - The New 93Q, Country Legends 97.1 and 107.5 The Eagle - helped Texas Children's Cancer Center reach Houstonians via the airwaves to help raise more than $641,000 during the seventh annual Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon.

All three stations broadcasted live from Texas Children's Cancer Center for the two-day long Radiothon to help raise funds to support innovative research and treatment advances aimed at curing and preventing pediatric cancer and blood disorders. The money will also help facilitate patient care and education at Texas Children's Cancer Center - the largest pediatric hematology and oncology center in the nation.

The success of the two-day Radiothon can be accredited to the support of the presenting sponsors, Cox-Radio-Houston, along with Foresters and GDF SUEZ Energy Resources.
Helping the Cancer Center to reach this tremendous goal, one of the top supporters was the Snowdrop Foundation who generously gave a gift of $130,000.

For more information about Cure Kids Cancer at Texas Children's Hospital, visit www.curekidscancer.texaschildrens.org

About Texas Children’s Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital, a not-for-profit health care organization, is committed to creating a healthier future for children and women throughout the global community by leading in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation, Texas Children’s has garnered widespread recognition for its expertise and breakthroughs in pediatric and women’s health. The hospital includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, a second community hospital planned to open in 2017. The organization also created the nation’s first HMO for children, has the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that’s channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. For more information, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news by visiting the online newsroom and Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.