Last Friday, May 12, marked the 13th annual Kiss Cares for Kids Radiothon. A staple in the Western New York community, the event makes a significant impact on the lives of many local families each year. Hosted by Kiss 98.5’s Janet Snyder and Nicholas Picholas, the radiothon was broadcasted live from Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Stopping by to show their support were Bills CB
To kick things off, Schmidt made an appearance on the radio to discuss the importance of getting involved. “Just here for the kids [and] to support the event,” he explained.
Following the interview, Seymour and Schmidt teamed up to make their way around the hospital. Along the way, the duo signed autographs for the children they visited, delivered Bills-themed gifts and most importantly, created new friendships. Thrilled to be able to put smiles on the faces of everyone that they met, the Bills made memories that will last a lifetime.
“I had a good time…my experience went great,” said Seymour. “It means a lot to the kids, including the families. Every single kid had a smile on their face…it made me feel good inside. It means a lot just showing the community that we care. This is our job, being a Buffalo Bill, and at the same time we can venture out and do other things for the community.”
“I appreciate that us players are given a platform to give back to our community in an impactful way,” said Schmidt. “Hospital visits like the one we did today are always special to me because you are immediately able to see what a difference some visitors make to a family who is going through a tough time. These kids are the real heroes.”
With help from a host of generous Miracle Makers, the day-long radiothon raised an awe-inspiring $187,869.95 to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. For more information on how you can make a difference, click here.