Shriners Hospitals for Children and Clear Channel Launch National Awareness & Fundraising Collaboration

Campaign kicks off with the "Love to the Rescue Celebrity Auction" offering exclusive music and sports experiences to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

Sep 03, 2013, 13:25 ET from Shriners Hospitals for Children

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shriners Hospitals for Children® announced today a multi-faceted collaboration with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the leading media company in the U.S., to raise awareness and support for pediatric specialty care.  Now through December 2013 more than 143 Clear Channel stations will support Shriners Hospitals for Children with a series of unique on-air promotions, including a national awareness campaign voiced by Ryan Seacrest, host and producer of the top-rated nationally syndicated LA Morning drive-time show - "On Air with Ryan Seacrest" on Clear Channel's 102.7 KIIS-FM

Additionally, Clear Channel will support the Love to the Rescue® Celebrity Auction, benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children through the iHeartRadio platform and a digital promotion now through September 10, 2013.  Music and sports fans can bid on more than 14 ultimate experiences, including a celebrity meet and greet with Selena Gomez or Michael Buble, a round of golf with a PGA Tour professional at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Pro Am tour, tickets to the American Music Awards and more.  Net proceeds will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children.  A full list of the auction items can be found at

"Shriners Hospitals for Children give joy to countless children through their innovative pediatric care," said Ryan Seacrest. "The Clear Channel partnership will further enable their hospitals to positively impact many more kids and their families."

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a health care system of 22 facilities that conducts innovative research and provides world-renowned care to children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate.  Shriners Hospitals for Children provides all aspects of surgery, rehabilitation, treatment and psychological support throughout a patient's childhood and adolescence.

"Our new collaboration with Clear Channel will help us share the story of how we provide compassionate, family-centered pediatric care, regardless of the families' ability to pay," said John Cinotto, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shriners Hospitals for Children.  "Some call that generosity. We call it love to the rescue."

Shriners Hospitals for Children has also been named the beneficiary of this year's all-new "iHeartRadio Music Festival Village" on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at The iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, receiving $1 from every ticket sold to the village.  The Festival Village will feature live performances on two stages by nearly a dozen popular and up-and-coming artists, including The Wanted, Jason Derulo, The Band Perry, Avril Lavigne, Krewella, Cher Lloyd, twenty one pilots, Pete Tong, AWOLNATION and a special guest appearance by Ne-Yo.  Tickets to The Village can be purchased by visiting

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 facilities, located in the United States, Canada and Mexico, provide advanced care for children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.

About Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
With 243 million monthly listeners in the U.S., Clear Channel Media and Entertainment has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. The company owns and operates 850 broadcast radio stations, serving more than 150 markets throughout the U.S.  As the leading media company in America, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment delivers music, news, talk, sports and other content to diverse audiences across multiple platforms, including: broadcast stations; online, via iHeartRadio and on its stations hundreds of websites; HD digital radio channels; satellite; smartphones; iPads and other tablets; in-vehicle entertainment and navigation systems; and via live events.

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