Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) partnered with KSSK radio for its first live, on-air fundraiser in celebration of its 60th anniversary and to support the hospital’s capital campaign. A total of $ 230,000 was raised during the radiothon with another $20,000 coming in over the website and at the Perry and Price Saturday morning show. REHAB offers the only comprehensive rehabilitation program – from acute inpatient to outpatient care - in Hawaii.
KSSK’s Larry Price and Michael W. Perry led the effort on air from 5 am until 10 am and then Scotty B followed until 2 pm talking with patients, clinical staff, volunteers and donors. Perry, a longtime volunteer and supporter of REHAB, is the chair of the board for REHAB Foundation. Price has been a REHAB patient twice; when he was 13 years old and again in 2006 to rehabilitate after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.