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TALKRADIO KABC 790 AM SUPPORTS THE CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK "COMMITMENT TO KIDS" RADIOTHON BENEFITING CHOC CHILDREN'S
November 11, 2010

KABC 790 AM, America's first all-talk-formatted radio station, will air the Children’s Miracle Network “Commitment to Kids” Radiothon on November 17th from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. to benefit CHOC Children’s. Radio personalities Peter Tilden, Teresa Strasser and Larry Elder will put local families on the air to share their personal experiences with CHOC, encouraging listeners to make a donation. Between noon - 6 pm., KABC radio personality John Phillips will air his show live from inside CHOC’s main lobby.

The Orange County community can support CHOC by tuning into the Radiothon, calling the toll free number 888-786-8811 (not active until November 16th), or visiting http://www.choc.org/radiothon.

ForestersTM, a life insurance provider committed to the well-being of families, is underwriting the Radiothon, which allows 100 percent of the funds raised in Orange County to benefit CHOC. Through Foresters’ long-standing partnership with Children’s Miracle Network, they have helped raise more than $370 million for more than 170 children’s hospitals across the nation.

About Foresters
Founded in 1874 as a fraternal benefit society, ForestersTM champions the well-being of families through quality life insurance, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities.  Foresters shares its financial strength with more than 765,000ˆ members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Unity Life of Canada‡, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresters, represents Foresters in Canada. For more information, please visit www.foresters.com.

ForestersTM is a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9.
ˆIncludes total number of UK Child Trust accounts
‡ Unity Life of Canada, a Foresters company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Independent Order of Foresters

About Children's Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network is a children’s charity that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network are used to provide charitable care, purchase life-saving equipment, and fund research and education programs that save and improve the lives of 17 million children each year. To donate or learn more, go to ChildrensMiracleNetwork.org.
 

About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence.  Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.

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Media Contact:
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
phone: (714) 509-8680
email: pr@chocchildrens.org

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