"Big Change Roundup" Raises Record $227,000

Monday, March 10, 2014

Michael Carrese
Marketing & Communications
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Burlington, VT - This year’s “Big Change Roundup for Kids” raised $227,237.93 in donations to support health care services and programs provided by Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care.  The Roundup is the largest fundraiser each year for Vermont Children’s.

The coin collecting campaign is a joint effort of the hospital and 98.9 WOKO-FM with support from hundreds of local businesses and community groups and thousands of school children from throughout the region. Key sponsors this year include Maplefields, New England Federal Credit Union, Walmart and Pete’s RV Center.

“We are so grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support from people of all ages throughout Vermont and northern New York,” said Lewis First, M.D., chief of pediatrics at Vermont Children’s Hospital. “It’s a wonderful reflection of the commitment this region has to providing the best possible health care for children.”

“This event is something that’s very special to us,” said “Wild Bill Sargent, co-host of the Morning Roundup on 98.9 WOKO.  “We’re really proud of helping to raise such a large amount of money and really grateful for the thousands of people who get involved to make a real difference in the lives of the children cared for at the hospital.”

Money was raised in a wide variety of ways from door to door campaigns, sports competitions, and daily collections at businesses throughout the region. Visit www.bigchangeroundup.org for more information.