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2023 Careathon sets new fundraising record

Jacksonville, Fl — The 2023 Careathon presented by Duval Asphalt exceeded $300,000 on Friday, a new one-day record for the radiothon.

Since 2015, Careathon has raised over $2 million for the Child Cancer Fund of NE Florida. The Child Cancer Fund is a partner to families of pediatric cancer patients and provides programs and services to 300 families annually.

AUCTION: Browse and bid until 12:00 pm Monday

When a family calls the Child Cancer Fund, staff provides gift cards, mortgage assistance, meals, tutoring and other financial assistance.

FULL COVERAGE: Careathon now in its 9th year

Pediatric cancer patients face weekly or monthly treatment, as well as unplanned ER visits, and more. Every visit comes with costs for the family: gasoline, meals, and more.

Listener donations helped to fully fund the Child Life Specialist position at Nemours Children’s Health through a restricted fund. Donations have allowed families to escape for weekend retreats at Camp Boggy Creek in Central Florida, and more.

OVER $300,000! We can't say thank you enough to everyone who supported the 2023 Care-a-thon presented by Duval Asphalt Products, Inc. From the sponsors to the volunteers to everyone who gave even a few dollars... THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Your donations directly help local pediatric cancer patients and their families, through the Child Cancer Fund. If you missed the Care-a-thon, great news, the online auction runs through Monday at noon! See the great auction items and place your bid at https://e.givesmart.com/events/xmo Rich Jones Action News Jax

Posted by News 104.5 WOKV on Friday, July 7, 2023

Why are we talking about elephant waste during the 2023 #Careathon presented by Duval Asphalt Products, Inc.? If we meet our $400k goal, then Rich Jones and Clark Howard have agreed to work a shift cleaning animal waste at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens We only meet that goal with your help! Call 855-636-6877 Text CAREATHON TO 707070 Child Cancer Fund

Posted by News 104.5 WOKV on Friday, July 7, 2023
Rich Jones

Rich Jones, News 104.5 WOKV

Rich Jones is the Host of Jacksonville’s Morning News. Rich joined WOKV in October 2006. Rich is involved in many community organizations and causes. Rich and his wife, Noelle, have three children: Avery, Harper and Austen.

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