American Family Children’s Hospital Radiothon

Donate_NowBecome a Champion for Kids!
They are brave children.
They are brave families.
Now you can be their champion!

Hospitalization can be scary even for adults. Imagine what it’s like for children. Now imagine that you could ease a hospitalized child’s burden. You can! Join us April 29, 30 & May 1 for the 2015 American Family Children’s Hospital Radiothon. We’ll be broadcasting live for 13 hours each day, listening to children and their families tell personal stories about how American Family Children’s Hospital has made a difference in their lives. If you’ve listened in the past, you know how moving and captivating these stories are. Tune in again, and make sure to tell your friends!

Let the children tell you what it’s like to spend hours here for treatments. Hear from their own mouths how donations have made their time at American Family Children’s Hospital a little brighter. And let their parents tell you how your donation can help kids still be kids even as they face the adult-size challenges of serious illness or injury.

Take a moment from your busy day and consider these stories, these families, and how just a little bit from you and maybe your friends can provide hope.

The money you donate will help save lives!

Here are just some of the ways donations have been used in past years:

  • Funded a Child Life Specialist position in the Emergency Department to help patients and their families cope with fear, pain, and anxiety
  • Provided supplies for the Positive Image Center which offers wigs, hats and salon services to patients free of charge
  • Provided gas cards and transportation resources for families who need help getting to and from the hospital, including those who need treatments several times each week
  • Supported Tyler’s Place sibling care, so parents can stay with their hospitalized child while the siblings are taken care of in a nurturing and therapeutic environment
  • Helped build 8 rooms in the new 8th Floor NICU / PICU Units
  • Provided dinners for thousands of moms, dads, and patient visitors

How can you become a Champion for Kids?

  • You become a champion by donating just $15 a month!
  • Make a donation by calling the Subway Donor Hotline at 1-877-719-KIDS (5437).
  • Donate online


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Donations to the American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Health are managed by the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the official fundraising and gift-receiving organization for the University of Wisconsin-Madison and UW Health. The UW Foundation is a publicly supported charitable organization under sections 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) of the IRS Code. A igft is fully tax deductible unless the donor receives goods and/or services in exchange for her or his contribution or as long as the value of any jgoods or services received qualify as ‘low cost articles’ under section 513(h)(2).


Story Songs



People come from all over to Madison’s American Family Children’s Hospital – Jodi brought her 4 year daughter Lucy all the way from Australia to get her daughters horrific disease treated. Lucy suffers from Pery Romberg Disease


Tristan was a very active 9 year old when she was doing what most girls her age were doing, she was getting ready for a dance recital – suddenly the headaches came. Her mom Janet knew something


You have a baby and your first instinct as a mom is to protect that baby and feed it and keep it safe. Imagine what it’s like for Vanessa, her son Kellan is 3 and can’t eat


Imagine if you wake up on morning and expect to fight with your kid over what to wear for that day, instead you find them unresponsive in their bed. That’s what happened when Amy walked into her


Austin may seem like your average bubbly 4 year old but he’s been through a lot, his mom Kim is an oncology nurse (cancer) here in Madison and she sees what cancer does to adults everyday and


Andrew is 4 years old and his mom Michelle knew something was wrong with him when she brought him to his pediatrician and soon she found out she was going to have to find a way to


When you hear about kids at American Family Children’s Hospital you hear the same thing, these kids are amazing, they are fighters and that couldn’t be more true about 3 year old Abby…This is Abby’s story…