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Lewis University Radio Station WLRA raised funds for Advocate Children's Hospitals

Lewis University WLRA’s Marathon Broadcast in support of Advocate Children’s Hospital raised more than $3,800 this semester.

Since its’ inception, WLRA has raised over $100,000 in support of the Lewis University Family Assistance Fund at Advocate Children’s Hospitals.

The fund-raiser involves a 24-hour non-stop broadcast of students that take six-hour shifts. Select Lewis University students are on the air for longer stints. WLRA general manager and Rebecca McManus and program director Carl Zahn led the opportunity for students to raise funds for a worthy cause.

Students involved in WLRA Marathon Broadcast include Rebecca McManus of Lombard, Dylan Parshall of Algonquin, Reid Pohland of Germantown, Wisc., Jake Zdanowski of Joliet, Jaylen Williams of Chicago Heights, Kristin Shotts of Bolingbrook, Jenny Fahey of Downers Grove, Olivia Reagle of St. Charles, Matt Mohan of Palos Park, Patrick Hennessey of Williamsport, Ind., Mary Golden of Orland Park, Elise Jazdzewski of Homer Glen, Ashley Filkins of Tinley Park, Carl Zahn of Belleville, Mich., Kenny Pikulski of Homer Glen, Jackie Moreno of Arlington, Texas, Jibreel Brown of Orland Hills, Luis Chavez of Bolingbrook, Abraham Alonso of Romeoville, Hayley Boyd of Orland Hills, Margarita Kremmydas of Mokena, and Liz Anderson of Chicago.

Visit http://www.wlraradio.com to find out how to donate funds. Listeners can tune into WLRA five ways—tuning the radio to 88.1 FM, listen to the live streaming on http://www.lewisu.edu and http://www.shoutcast.com, visit the iTunes store, or download the free iTunes application for mobile devices.

The Lewis University Family Assistance Fund provides practical assistance to patient families who may be suffering severe hardship due to an unexpected illness and either social or economic deprivation. The Lewis University Family Assistance Fund is primarily used for cab rides after chemo, clothes upon discharge, bus rides to and from the hospital, medication, flights, and hotel rooms.

For more information or to give further support, call WLRA radio at (815) 836-5214 or via e-mail at [email protected].


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