Why we need your help!

2019 WHO Pinky Swear Radiothon

The WHO Pinky Swear Radiothon, presented by Dean Snyder Construction, is a day-long radio event to raise funds to further the mission to help kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support. 

On December 11, 2015, Newsradio 1040 WHO held their first radiothon on behalf of the Pinky Swear Foundation to help pay the mortgages, utility bills, and other financial needs of families who have a child with cancer in Iowa and across the U.S. 

The tradition continued in 2018, and the radiothon has now raised over $373,000 for the Pinky Swear Foundation. Since January of 2016, 312 financial gifts have been provided to Iowa families with an average gift of $900. 


Thank you for your support and listening to News Radio 1040 WHO during the Pinky Swear Radiothon. Continue listening for real-time updates and totals. NOTE: The thermometer below will continue to be updated today and in the coming days.





Donate Over the Phone!

Tune to 1040 AM or stream online

Call to make a gift on Friday, December 13

1-833-456-5437 (KIDS)

(Please note the call-in number only LIVE on December 13!)



Pinky Swear Mission

Donate in Person!

Valley West Mall - Southwest Lower Level Entrance
1551 Valley West Drive 
Des Moines, IA  50266

Friday, December 13, 2019
5:00 am - 8:00 pm

Drop off donations at one of the Premier Credit Union branch offices:

800 9th Street - corner of Keo Way
Skywalk - Greater Des Moines Partnership Bldg -
700 Locus St
1301 Grand Ave, West Des Moines
520 Grand Ave, Ames

Last year, we raised over $175,000 from 600 donors! With your help, we can help many more kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support!

Thank you for your support in the 5th Annual WHO Radiothon!

Recent Activity

Thank You Sponsors!

dean snyder.png