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“Pay 4 Play” on WQXA 105.7 THE X raises $352,067.09 for Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

The 16th annual People’s Pay 4 Play on 105.7 THE X on Nov. 17 and 18 raised $352,067.09 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. That brings the event’s 16-year fundraising tally to $3,058,577.07.

Jen Shade, Nipsey and Vince from The People’s Morning Show hosted the 28-hour event. Listeners made a gift to hear a song request. Fundraising partners presented totals for funds raised over the last year, and patients and families shared their medical journeys, including the Hester family from Wrightsville, Pa.

“We are so grateful for CMN all these years. CMN and Penn State Health have been crucial to Savannah and Xander’s health journey. I love seeing all the supports, equipment and even the small things such as Chapstick and stickers that CMN is able to provide to children like mine at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital through all their fundraising efforts,” said Valerie Hester, Xander and Savannah’s mom.

“We are incredibly grateful for the 16-year partnership we have with The People’s Morning Show on 105.7 THE X and are just amazed by the support provided by their loyal listeners,” said Katie Anderson, director of Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. “Because of them and the community that rallies behind them, Pay 4 Play has raised more than $3 million for Children’s Miracle Network at the Children’s Hospital since it started in 2007. Thank you to everyone involved for funding pediatric research, family-centered programs and equipment to give sick and injured children the Gift of Growing Up.”

Sponsors of the event include Highmark, Cumulus Media, M&T Bank, Schaedler Yesco, Window Nation, Menasha, Universal Media, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Betty Butler, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, Karns and TE Connectivity. Learn more at

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