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Features Health & Wellness AMC’s first ‘Radiothon’ a success

FHS B-Naturals perform at Angel Medical Center’s Radiothon Saturday, Sept. 8.On Saturday, Sept. 8, the community came together to raise funds for the Outpatient Medicine and Chemotherapy Treatment Expansion at Angel Medical Center in Franklin.

“The community’s support of the Radiothon was overwhelming,” said Jim Bross, CEO and president of Angel Medical Center. “More than 200 people volunteered their time and talents to assist in this fundraising effort. Our thanks also goes out to the businesses and companies that donated goods and services to help make the event a success.”

The Radiothon featured a health fair that included a variety of free tests and even offered the public their first opportunity to get their flu shots. Other activities included children’s activities, plenty of live entertainment and great food.

Community volunteers manned a phone bank to take pledges and donations and local radio stations 96.7 WNCC-FM and 1050 WFSC-AM broadcast throughout the entire event encouraging the community’s support.

“The final numbers are still being tallied but we anticipated to have raised in the neighborhood of $25,000 to $30,000,” said Bonnie Peggs, Director of Marketing/PR for AMC. “While that is short of our original goal, it is a great start toward the expansion fundraising efforts. We’re very thankful for everyone that donated their time to make this event a success. We also want to thank all the talented groups who volunteered throughout the day to entertain attendees and those working the event.”

Pledges and donations can still be made by contacting Don Capaforte, Director of the Foundation for Angel Medical Center. Call (828)349-6887.

“We’re in the process now of planning to make our next Radiothon even better,” Peggs concluded.

For information contact Bonnie Peggs, Director of Marketing/PR for Angel Medical Center at (828)349-6639.

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