21st Annual 93.7 K-Country Bear-A-Thon

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - UPDATE: The group has raised more than 95 thousand dollars for Stop Children's Cancer, a charity helping with pediatric cancer research. The newly updated donation figure is $10,000 more than last year's Bear-A-Thon.

The project provides children with a special stuffed animal to comfort them as they fight cancer. You can still purchase stuffed bears and chemo ducks until march 7th. On that day, people who participated will be entered to win a honda civic.
The 21st Annual 93.7 K-Country Bear-A-Thon will be taking place this Wednesday, February 12th.

The Bear-A-Thon which is hosted by K-Country in partnership with Stop Children's Cancer raises money for Pediatric Cancer Research and provides kids with a special toy to comfort them as they begin their fight against the disease.

Stuffed Bears and Chemo Ducks are sold for $40 to help raise money to stop children's cancer. Each stuffed animal sold also goes to a child receiving treatment.

People who are donating also have the option of adding a message with their donation. Some even donate in memory of a loved one who has passed away from cancer.

The VIce President and General Manager of North-Central Florida Media Group that company that operates K-Country said this is a very special event for the radio station.

"This is a really important event for us because we raise funds for cancer research. While at the same time providing comfort for some of the children and patients at UF Health Shands Children's Hospital," said Howard Tuuri.

Last year, the Bear-A-Thon set a record of more than $85,000 collected. Tuuri said they are hoping to surpass that amount and reach six figures in donations this year.

TV20 is a proud sponsor for the event.

If you would like to find out more about Stop Children's Cancer and how you can donate click here.

To find out more about 93.7 K-Country's partnership with Stop Children's Cancer click here here.