‘Pay 4 Play’on WQXA 105.7 THE X raises $343,176 for Penn State Health Children’s Hospital

Three people smile as they pose with an oversized check in the amount of $343,176.17.Nipsey, Vince and Jen Shade of WQXA-FM 105.7 THE X pose with a check representing the total amount raised during the 17th annual People’s Pay 4 Play.

The 17th annual People’s Pay 4 Play on WQXA-FM 105.7 THE X on Nov. 16 and 17 raised $343,176.17 for Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. That brings the event’s 17-year fundraising tally to $3,401,753.24.

November 17, 2023Penn State Health News

Jen Shade, Nipsey and Vince from The People’s Morning Show hosted the 28-hour event. Listeners made donations to hear their song requests played on air, community partners presented fundraising totals from the past year and patients and families shared their medical journeys.

“We are beyond grateful for our partnership with 105.7 THE X and the People’s Morning Show DJs. Their passion for our Miracle Families is a huge part of what makes Pay 4 Play so successful,” said Katie Anderson, director of Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. “Together with the loyal listeners that rally behind them in support, Pay 4 Play has raised more than $3 million for Children’s Miracle Network since it started in 2007. Thank you for joining us in giving the gift of growing up to kids at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital by funding lifesaving equipment, vital patient programs, and transformative research.”

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

About Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that has affiliations with 170 children’s hospitals including Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. Gifts raised locally through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) fund equipment, patient programs and pediatric research at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, which is the only children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children of central Pennsylvania. CMN’s mission is to save kids’ lives and improve their quality of care.

About Philanthropy at Penn State
Gifts made through Pay 4 Play advance the University’s historic land-grant mission to serve and lead. Through philanthropy, alumni and friends are helping students to join the Penn State family and prepare for lifelong success; driving research, outreach and economic development that grow our shared strength and readiness for the future; and increasing the University’s impact for families, patients, and communities across the Commonwealth and around the world. Learn more by visiting raise.psu.edu.

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