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October 13, 2016

Continuing its commitment to live, local programming, QT-1270 AM in Marysville will be helping United Way of Union County toward its $1,000,001 campaign goal by airing a nine-hour LIVE UNITED Radiothon on Thursday, November 17. This year’s Honorary Chair has been announced, with Donna Burke graciously accepting the role. The marathon, highlighting stories of people who benefit from gifts made to the local non-profit, will air from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a fundraising goal of $10,000.

Donna Burke has assisted with initiatives with the local United Way by volunteering, as well as with business sponsorships for the last 10 years. Mrs. Burke opened Burke's Pharmacy in Marysville with her husband Dave in October 1997 and has been a resident here since 2001.

“As a long time small business owner and community volunteer, I have seen the tremendous positive impact that United Way of Union County has on thousands of citizens, both young and old, in meeting basic quality of life needs. I am honored to serve in this capacity and strongly encourage citizens to show their support by participating in this year's Radiothon.”

This will be the fourth straight year QT-1270 has donated airtime to the cause. Last year’s event raised over $7,200 for the United Way campaign.

“Here at QT1270, we are once again delighted to have the opportunity to host this event for such a worthy charity that makes such a significant mark everyday on the lives of citizens across Union County,” adds Pete Emmons, Senior Account Executive and On-Air Personality of QT1270. “We strongly encourage individuals, organizations and businesses to come on-board and join us in maximizing the benefit of the Radiothon. We look forward to an extremely positive and engaging activity.”

In fact, one gift to United Way supports six area pantries, four senior centers, two shelters, an after-school youth center, a homeless prevention program, rent and utility assistance, disaster relief, prescription medication, hospice care, cancer support, youth activities, and more.

Representatives and recipients of these programs will be featured throughout the day. And giving opportunities will abound. Volunteers will be staffing a phone bank throughout the day to accept pledges called in by listeners. Easy online giving is available at www.unitedwayofunioncounty.org. Local businesses are encouraged to tune their radios to QT-1270 throughout the day, make a corporate gift, and hang posters to support the cause. Donors and businesses making pledges may choose to receive on-air recognition during the Radiothon.

In addition to airing on 1270-AM, the event will can be streamed online at www.qt1270.com, on www.unitedwayofunioncounty.org, and on smartphones and tablets via the “Tune-In” app.

Eighty-one cents of every dollar given to United Way goes directly to programming, beating the Better Business Bureau Standard of Charitable Accountability of 65 cents on the dollar. Money raised by United Way of Union County stays in Union County, unless directed elsewhere by the donor.

United Way works to bring neighbors and resources together to improve lives in Union County. United Way of Union County has raised more than $19 million for local needs since it was established in 1958. More than just a fundraiser, United Way collaborates with local businesses, government, and non-profit organizations to solve pressing social service issues large and small.

For more information, please visit www.unitedwayofunioncounty.org.
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