||What Stations Are Doing: ESPN's Jimmy V Week For Cancer Research Sets Fundraising Record
ESPN's sixth Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research set a fundraising record by generating nearly $1.6 million ($1,591,108) in contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research during the month of December -- surpassing the previous record of $1,301,530 set in 2011.
"It's phenomenal what our employees have achieved," said ESPN president John Skipper. "Their dedication, combined with the generosity of our fans forms one of the best teams in sports."
To date, Jimmy V Week has generated $6,761,437 in total contributions for The V Foundation...
CBS Radio News/Talker KDKA/Pittsburgh and Dollar Energy Fund are teaming up once again for their 5th annual Warmathon, a two-day drive to support the fund's hardship program that helps limited income families to maintain or restore basic utility services.
Since its inception in 2009, the event has raised more than $1.15 million and helped more than 3,500 families stay warm during those notoriously cold western Pennsylvania winters.
(Source: NTS MediaOnline Today, 02/01/13)