19th Annual WSB Care-a-Thon Brings Hope to Children on July 25 & 26

Radiothon Benefits the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

ATLANTA (July 18,2019) - The 19th annual WSB Care-a-Thon returns on July 25 at 5 a.m. and ends July 26 at 6 p.m. on Cox Media Group’s News 95.5 and AM750 WSB. The 37-hour radio event, which helps fund family support services, research and the fellowship program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, will feature stories of hope and inspiration from Aflac Cancer Center patients, families and staff from throughout Georgia. Listeners will have the opportunity to make donations and purchase one-of-a-kind experiences throughout the two-day event.

Radio personalities including Scott Slade, Clark Howard, Eric Von Haessler, Mark Arum, Erick Erickson and Brian Kilmeade will host the WSB Care-a-Thon, which has raised more than $22 million to-date for the Aflac Cancer Center. Special guests include Dan Amos (Aflac Inc.), Matt Ryan and other notable Atlanta-based personalities.

The WSB Care-a-Thon will feature patients and families from areas across Georgia, including Albany, Atlanta, Cumming, Dacula, Ellijay, Gainesville, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Lithonia, Marietta, Powder Springs, Senoia and Tallapoosa.

Listeners can donate to the WSB Care-a-Thon on News 95.5 and AM750 WSB by phone at 888-750-2772 or online at www.wsbradio.com or www.choa.org/careathon. Follow along at www.facebook.com/AflacCancerCenter for updates, information and additional donation opportunities.

Major Donation Opportunities include:


  • Matt Ryan’s Dinner for Two with No. 2 - – An invitation for two to dinner with Atlanta Falcons quarterback, Matt Ryan, and special guest, Calvin Ridley, on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Maggiano’s Buckhead. Includes an autographed football and photo with Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley.
  • John Smoltz Hall of Fame Package - An invitation for two to the John Smoltz Celebrity-Am draw party on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Hudson Grille North Point. Each pair will receive one autographed baseball and one autographed jersey by Hall of Famers, John Smoltz and Phil Niekro.
  • Freddie and Friends Luncheon - An invitation for two to have lunch with one of Atlanta’s favorites—Freddie Freeman and special guest—date TBD. Includes an autographed baseball by Freddie and the opportunity to have your photo taken with Freddie and his guest.
  • Atlanta Hawks Experience - Four lower level tickets to a 2019-2020 season game, early game entry and two parking passes. Also includes one 2018-2019 season team signed basketball.


About Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
The Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is a national leader among childhood cancer, hematology, and blood and marrow transplant programs, serving children and young adults. Recognized as one of the top 10 childhood cancer centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the Aflac Cancer Center cares for more than 450 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year and follows more than 3,200 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders. The Center has a well-developed clinical research office and a robust Phase I/II clinical trials infrastructure. Visit aflaccancercenter.org or call 404-785-1112 or 888-785-1112 for more information.

About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group (CMG) is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations include broadcast television stations, radio stations, daily newspapers and non-daily publications. Additionally, Cox Media Group operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps, Gamut, and Videa; and offers a full suite of local and regional advertising services through its Local Solutions and Ideabar businesses. For more information about Cox Media Group, visit www.coxmediagroup.com.

For more information:

Allyson Wright

Senior Public Relations Coordinator



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