(Beaver Dam) There will be a new addition to the group of local non-profits that will benefit from this year’s WBEV/WXRO Children’s Radiothon. The 27-hour marathon on-air auction raises funds for agencies that work with kids in the Dodge County area.
Radiothon Co-Chair Brenda Murphy says CARE for Dodge County who help families that choose a life recovery from substance disorder will be the new organization this year. Murphy says thanks to a tremendous outcome from last year’s Radiothon, they were able to add an eleventh agency.
The broadcast was started by Good Karma Brands CEO Craig Karmazin in 1997. To date, the Radiothon has raised $1.7-million dollars with the event pulling in over $126-thousand dollars last year alone which was the highest total ever.
The ten other organizations joining C.A.R.E. for Dodge County are PAVE People Against A Violent Environment, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dodge County, Green Valley Enterprises, YMCA of Dodge County, Clothes for Kids, the Watertown Family Center, The ARC Dodge County, Community Care Preschool and Child Care, the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association and Church Health Services.
The WBEV-WXRO Children’s Radiothon will begin at 6am on Thursday, June 21 and wrap-up on Friday, June 22 at 9am with Karmazin announcing the grand total.