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Radiothon to help end child abuse starts December 6

On Thursday, December 6, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing for 23 hours until noon on Friday, December 7, KIKV-FM and Cool 94.3 will host a Radiothon to End Child Abuse. This event is co-sponsored by Prevent child Abuse Minnesota.

Proceeds will also be shared by the Douglas County Prevention Council, Pope County Help Council, Stevens County Family Well Being Committee, Todd County Peace Council and the Grant County Child and Youth Council.

During the broadcast, listeners will have an opportunity to phone in a pledge to help stop child abuse in Minnesota and in their local county. Listeners can designate which county their money goes to. Last year, KIKV-FM and Cool 94.3 listeners raised more than $38,000 during the radiothon.

Listeners will also have an opportunity to bid on auction items. There are many items and gift certificates suitable for holiday gift giving.

Human service professionals and community leaders will discuss child abuse prevention and what local resources are available to parents and children. Listeners will hear what has been accomplished in the past to end child abuse and what can be done in the future to prevent it.

There will also be two events held to help raise money for the radiothon. On Tuesday, December 4 at Broadway Ballroom, a free community dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday, December 19 at the Quad A Theatre, Shaun Johnson, Big Band Experience, will perform at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call KIKV-FM or Cool 94.3 at (320) 762-2154 or, during the radiothon, at 1-877-836-5437.