The ninth annual 99.5 FM “The Wolf’s Hunt for a Cure Radiothon” will be held March 12 and 13 to benefit Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The fund-raising event is presented by Foresters, a membership-based life insurance organization.
This year, Burger King Corporation’s HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation has come on board with a very special fundraising opportunity in addition to the two-day radiothon.
On March 10, 2009, all 71 BURGER KING® locations in the Portland Metropolitan area will donate twenty percent of all gross sales that day to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. The Wolf air-talent will be on-hand at select BURGER KING® locations encouraging listeners to participate in the event. More details can be found at www.thewolfonline.com.
Organizers hope to raise an additional $50,000 to add to the overall “Hunt for a Cure” campaign goal supporting the hospital, which provides primary and specialized care to young patients each year from Oregon, southwest Washington and beyond. Doernbecher is nationally recognized for its programs in pediatric heart surgery, neurosurgery and cancer.
Listeners of 99.5 FM “The Wolf” can make donations on March 12 and 13 by calling 888 221-KIDS (5437). Within the Portland area, listeners can call 503 418-KIDS (5437). Donations can also be made online at www.thewolfonline.com.
Other radiothon sponsors include John L. Scott Foundation, Furniture Outlet and Rasmussen Mercedes Benz.
About Have It Your Way Foundation, Inc.
The HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity whose mission is to make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and live in collaboration with the extended BURGER KING® family. The HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation supports
non-profit organizations operating in the United States, whose programs help make a difference in the community at large. The BURGER KING® Scholars Program is the Foundation's educational cornerstone with a focus on improving education by providing scholarship awards to deserving high school seniors across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. To learn more about the HAVE IT YOUR WAY® Foundation, visit www.haveityourwayfoundation.org or call 305 378-3186.
Founded in 1874 as a fraternal benefit society, ForestersTM helps individuals and families with their needs for financial security with its innovative portfolio of life insurance products and annuities. Foresters shares its financial strength with its members, who are customers, through complimentary life, health and education benefits that help its more than 735,000 eligible members and their families in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Foresters provides opportunities that inspire its members to make a difference in their communities. Foresters is celebrating its 135th anniversary in 2009. 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.
About Entercom Communications
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is one of the five largest radio broadcasting companies in the United States, with a nationwide portfolio of 110 stations in 23 markets, including San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Denver, Portland, Sacramento and Kansas City. Known for developing unique and highly successful, locally-programmed stations (including 99.5 FM The Wolf), Entercom is home to some of radio’s most distinguished brands and compelling personalities. The company is also the radio broadcast partner of the Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics, Kansas City Royals, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Sabres.
Entercom focuses on creating effective integrated marketing solutions for its customers that incorporate the company’s audio, digital and experiential assets. Additionally, the company has a long-standing commitment to responsible corporate citizenship and environmental stewardship. Entercom stations play a vital, hands-on role in improving their communities, providing over $100 million in annual support for local charitable organizations.
The company’s radio stations have received numerous awards, including multiple Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in broadcast journalism and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Awards for excellence in radio broadcasting. In 2007, Forbes magazine named Entercom one of America’s “Most Trustworthy Companies.”The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to secure private philanthropic support for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University. The foundation raises funds from individuals, companies, foundations and organizations, and invests and manages gifts in accordance with donors’ wishes.