Radiothon held to benefit Hasbro Children's Hospital

Hasbro Children's Hospital is hitting the airwaves.

The hospital kicked off its ninth annual radiothon fundraising event Thursday.

The Hasbro Children's Hospital Radiothon is an annual fundraiser for pediatric care family programs and groundbreaking research at the hospital.

During the radiothon, 92 PRO-FM, Lite Rock 105, and 630 WPRO-AM, 99.7 FM, are broadcasting live from the Rhode Island Hospital cafeteria on Thursday from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Children from Southern New England who have been patients of Hasbro will take part in the broadcast, as well as physicians, nurses, staff and patients who come to tell their personal stories about the hospital.

A phone bank of volunteers will take donations from callers.

To donate to the Hasbro Radiophone, call 855-99-KIDS (5437) or donate online at the Hasbro Children's Hospital website at