For Immediate Release
‘ALL WE CARE ABOUT IS KIDS’ END OF YEAR CAMPAIGN TO RAISE MONEY FOR MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN
Memorial Health System Foundation, CodeBaby, KILO/RXP Radio and Kohl’s Partner To Support Campaign
To Make a Donation Visit: www.AllWeCareAboutIsKids.org
Colorado Springs, Colo. – December 1, 2010 – Memorial Health System Foundation, along with its community partners are pleased to announce the ‘All We Care About is Kids’ fundraising campaign. The initiative is designed to aide programs and services at Memorial Hospital for Children, which assists with the medical needs of more than 5,000 pediatric patients each year. The campaign runs until December 31, 2010.
Memorial Hospital for Children relies on donations to fund critical pediatric services in the pikes peak region and is asking the community to provide gifts to ensure the hospital is able to provide the best pediatric medical assistance in Colorado. 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to support the hospital. There are two ways to make a tax deductible contribution:
1.Make secure donations online at www.allwecareaboutiskids.org with a Visa or MasterCard
2. Purchase Dr. Seuss Toys or Books at Kohl’s for $5 dollars each at either the SouthGate, North Nevada, East Powers, Monument or Pueblo – locations
To make the donation process seamless and simple, CodeBaby donated its technology and creativity by designing a CodeBaby Character named Mandy. Designed as a strong young mother in her late ‘20s, she greets site visitors, explains the benefits of donating to the campaign and provides information on how to donate. Additionally, the CodeBaby Character will be promoting the campaign on these partner websites:
“This campaign wouldn’t be possible without the incredible efforts from our local business leaders,” said Cary Blanchette, Executive Director of Memorial Health System Foundation. In conjunction with CodeBaby’s technology support KILO and RXP radio are donating space on their website(s) to promote the program, as well as time for live on-air promotion. Kohl’s, through its Kohl’s Cares® program, is making it easy for those who want to buy a toy for a child admitted to Memorial Hospital for Children by offering its Dr. Seuss toys and books at the low price of only $5, with 100 percent of the net profit benefiting health and educational opportunities for children nationwide.
“With the most sophisticated neonatal intensive care unit and the only pediatric intensive care team in Southern Colorado, Memorial Hospital for Children cares for our community’s sickest kids,” added Blanchette. “We are hopeful the entire Southern Colorado community rallies to support the All We Care About Is Kids program, so the hospital is properly funded and the children in our region continue to receive the world class medical attention they deserve.”
About Memorial Hospital for Children:
Memorial Hospital for Children is southern Colorado’s only designated children’s hospital, caring for more than 5,000 children each year. Part of Memorial Health System, Memorial Hospital for Children includes the most sophisticated neonatal intensive care unit in southern Colorado and the only pediatric intensive care unit in the area, among a wide variety of specialized pediatric programs. For more information, go to mhchildren.com.
About Memorial Health System Foundation:
The Memorial Health System Foundation was established in 2001 to help Memorial Health System meet the ever-increasing demands for community-based health care in the Pikes Peak region.To learn more about the foundation, go to memorialhealthsystem.com
CodeBaby is a privately held internet software company with offices in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Edmonton, Alberta. Its cutting edge technology enables companies to quickly and easily create high-quality, realistic digital character conversations that engage online customers to optimize results.
These customized and interactive conversations are creating value for a rapidly growing number of Fortune 1000 companies, as well as mid-sized clients. With extensive analytics, CodeBaby Monitor allows clients to track and tune CodeBaby Conversations to achieve dramatic results that include lead capture, cross-sell / upsell, customer service, online learning, and other web tasks. To learn more about CodeBaby, visit www.codebaby.com.
Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced, exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home products in an exciting shopping environment. Kohl’s operates its 1,089 stores in 49 states with a commitment to environmental leadership. In support of the communities it serves, Kohl’s has raised more than $150 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares(R) cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.kohls.com.
About KILO 94.3:
KILO 94.3 has been on the air for 32 years with the same active Rock Format. In those 32 years KILO has won numerous national and statewide awards. Such as Billboard Station of the Year 1988-1989 and Colorado Broadcasters Association, Station of the Year 2006-2007. We have been involved with the Salvation Army for 16 years raising over 400,000lbs of food for our community. We also support Ft. Carson projects such as the Blood Bank, Santa’s Workshop, and the Mountain Post Historical Center and of course Memorial Children’s Hospital. The station’s 32 years of success reflect the great KILO talent. For more information: http://www.kilo943.com/
About: KRXP 103.9
RXP has been on the air for 11 years. It is an alternative station that has won awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association for Best Mid-Day Show and Website in 2007. Our community involvement has also included support for Ft. Carson projects such as the Blood Bank, Santa’s Workshop, and the Mountain Post Historical Center and of course Memorial Children’s Hospital with Munchkins for Memorial and Pumpkins for Penrose for which the staff delivers gifts to the children in costume. RXP’s growth is due to the great on-air talent and relationships and involvement within the community. For more information: