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Mobile, Ala. (November 28, 2006)
Contact: Bob Lowry, (251) 415-1358

Record Support Pledged to USA Children's & Women's Hospital

 
A record of more than $157,000 in gifts and pledges was received during the 8th Annual Children's Miracle Network Radiothon supporting University of South Alabama Children's & Women's Hospital. The pledges represent a 25 percent increase over last year’s record total. The broadcast aired Nov. 20-22 on Lite Mix 99.9 FM.
 
"USA Children's & Women's Hospital’s impact on the Gulf Coast is rapidly growing," Dr. Joseph Busta, vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of South Alabama, said. "So many lives are being touched that our community is responding with record support, and we want to say thank you to everyone."
“The support we received at this year’s Radiothon further confirms the special place USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital has in the hearts of so many,” said Dr. Becky DeVillier, hospital administrator. “We are honored and humbled by this outpouring of pledges and gifts.”
 
During the Radiothon, children, families, doctors, staff and volunteers talked about their experiences at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital as they were interviewed by Lite Mix personalities.
 
Listeners’ pledges will help purchase medical equipment and enhance programs and services for children treated at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital. Many thanks to Cellular South for providing the phones to answer the pledge calls.
 
The pledges and gifts will also count toward the University’s ongoing Campaign USA fund raising drive, which has raised $36 million toward its goal of $75 million over the next three years.
 
USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital is among less than ten freestanding hospitals nationwide dedicated specifically to the health care needs of children and women. The hospital is uniquely qualified and equipped to provide the area's highest level of care, therapeutic and surgical services for children and women, be it life-threatening illness, traumatic injury, premature birth or high-risk obstetrical and gynecological needs.
 
For more information about supporting USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, please call the Office of Development at 415-1636 or visit www.southalabama.edu/usacwh and click on Make A Gift.
 
 
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Date last changed: November 28, 2006 2:07 PM
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