Tuesday, February 12, 2013

River 97.3 To Deliver Teddy Bears on Valentine's Day

River 97.3 will once again celebrate Valentine’s Day by visiting the Children’s Hospital of Illinois and delivering hundreds of teddy bears to patients. The bears have been donated by River 97.3 listeners over the past several weeks in the hopes of allowing the hospital to hand out bears to children all year long. Joining the radio station will be Mossville 7th Grader Taylor Larson, who received a bear from the drive five years ago and has made it her personal goal to collect 700 bears from her community.

Taylor explained how receiving her teddy bear provided comfort while she was a patient: “When I got my bear, it meant so much because my parents couldn’t go to testing with me, but I could bring the bear. It was really exciting.”

River 97.3 will meet with Child Life staff in the Children’s Hospital of Illinois lobby on Thursday, February 14th at 10:30am to unload and deliver teddy bears. Thank you for your support of River 97.3 and Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

For more information, please contact:

Jenn Smith
River 97.3 Morning Host
Cumulus Media-Radio Peoria
120 Eaton Street, Peoria IL 61603
Studio: 673-0973 Office: 669-1217
jennifer.smith@cumulus.com

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