MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Ninth Annual Froggy 99 Hop for Hope and the Z106 Cares for Kids Radiothon benefiting WVU Medicine Children’s will hit the airwaves live on Sept. 9.

WVU Medicine Children’s, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and Results Radio will host the radiothon at the Kroger store on Washington Boulevard in Belpre, Ohio, broadcasting live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10. Suddenlink is the title sponsor for this year’s radiothon.

Radio personalities will tell stories about children who have benefited from services provided by WVU Children’s. Patients are also scheduled to visit the radiothon to share their stories on air. In 2014, families from the Froggy 99/Z106 listening area turned to WVU Children’s more than 10,330 times and found hope and healing.

“Froggy 99 and Z106 point every year to the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon as a highlight of giving back to the community,” Don Staats, Results Radio general manager, said. “We’re proud to be involved for the ninth straight year. We invite all of our listeners and sponsors to join us in helping kids all over the area.”

To date, the radiothon has raised more than $424,100 in support of WVU Children’s.

For information about the radiothon, contact the WVU Medicine Children’s Development Office at 304-598-4346, ext. 1.

The toll free number for donations during the radiothon is 888-499-5437 (KIDS).

WVU Medicine Children’s hospital – located on the sixth floor of Ruby Memorial, WVU Medicine’s flagship hospital – provides maternal, infant, and pediatric care for West Virginia and the surrounding region, giving care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood. It is the only Children’s Miracle Network hospital in West Virginia. For information on WVU Medicine Children’s, see

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital, and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at and

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