Radiothon to benefit OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian health reporter

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Country radio station 99.5 The Wolf will host a radiothon this week to benefit Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

The stations hosts the "Hunt for a Cure" radiothon every year, live from the lobby of the hospital. Every hour will feature interviews with current and former OHSU Doernbecher patients.

All funds raised benefit health care and research programs at Doernbecher.

This year's "Hunt for a Cure" event will take place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the hospital, 700 S.W. Campus Drive, Portland.

The Wolf listeners have pledged nearly $4 million to support Doernbecher since the radiothon's inception in 2001.

To make a donation or pledge, listeners can call: 888-221-KIDS (5437).

Listeners can also donate via text message by texting the word "Dolly" to 50555.

The grand total will be announced at 7 p.m. Friday.