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Pay 4 Play fundraiser smashes record

The 13th annual People’s Pay 4 Play on WQXA-FM 105.7 The X on Nov. 7 and 8 raised a record-breaking $359,410 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital — a 36% percent increase over last year.

The 2019 show brings the event’s 13-year fundraising tally to $2,080,303.

Jen Shade, Nipsey and Earl David Reed from The People’s Morning Show hosted the 28-hour event. Listeners made a donation for a song request.

“Wow! We are blown away by the growing support of Pay 4 Play,” said Danielle Sunday, director of Children’s Miracle Network. “We send our sincere thanks to WQXA-FM and their listeners who have turned a 28-hour event into a year-long fundraising effort to save kids’ lives.” Sunday also credited the event’s sponsors, local businesses, volunteers and patients and patients’ families for the windfall.

Donations will support lifesaving equipment, family-centered programs and innovative research at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Learn more at

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