Annual radiothon will be held to benefit UNM Children’s Hospital

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Organizers of the annual radiothon to benefit UNM Children’s Hospital have had to make some adjustments this year.

"It was a year ago– we did radiothon, and then it was two weeks later, everything shut down," said 100.3 The Peak’s Tony Manero.

Tony will be joined by co-hosts Jackie James and Donnie Chase for the radiothan again this year, but they will do it from their studio, not from the hospital.

While the broadcast will be different, some things are still the same, including the impact the donations have on pediatric patients and their families.

Ana Bacon, manager of the Child Life program at the hospital, said families often need help with food.

Money is also needed for toys and electronics– to keep kids entertained. Bacon said it’s a little more complicated now that COVID-safe measures are in place.

"Before we were giving toddlers toys that would light up and wash them with the hospital stuff, and now we can’t do that," she said. "Now a lot of the stuff has to be given to them."

Any amount of money will help kids and families.

The 12-hour radiothon starts Friday at 6 a.m.

People can donate online or by phone at (505) 272-1003.