Miracle Day Radiothon Raises More Than $350,000 for Children’s Health
January 29, 2018
The 2017 Miracle Day Radiothon presented by Neighborhood Credit Union, benefiting Children’s HealthSM, raised more than $350,000 for the eighth-largest pediatric health care provider in the nation and the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas.
The annual event, held Dec. 8, raised a total of $351,855. One hundred percent of the funds raised over the 13-hour period will provide support for programs at Children’s Health. In partnership with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, iHeartMedia’s KDGE, Star 102.1 FM, broadcast live from the hospital. Star 102.1 personalities Leigh Ann, Amanda Flores and Rick O’Bryan interviewed 15 patients and their families, who shared their heartwarming and emotional stories with listeners, while more than 175 volunteers manned the phones throughout the day.
One young patient in the hospital that day delivered his $2 in person. Another generous donor committed $50,000.
“The Miracle Day Radiothon is an inspiring fundraiser for Children’s Health,” said Brent E. Christopher, president of Children’s Medical Center Foundation. “With iHeartMedia as our new media partner this year, we have built a solid foundation for continued success. We are simply astounded by the generosity of both community friends and corporate sponsors who truly help us make life better for children.”
Star 102.1 Program Director Jay Shannon, concurred that “the donations that poured in from our listeners will make a big impact on the families in DFW who depend on Children’s Health.”
The Miracle Day Radiothon was made possible by the generous support of sponsors, including presenting sponsor Neighborhood Credit Union, Albertsons/Tom Thumb, Granite Properties, AT&T, Cisco and The Residences at Rough Creek Lodge.
Carolyn Jordan, senior vice president at Neighborhood Credit Union, said: “With Children’s Health, we’re helping kids and families that are probably in one of the most challenging situations in their life, facing a life-threatening disease. We choose to work with Children’s Health because we can impact those families and truly make a difference. It’s one of the most meaningful ways we feel that we can contribute.”
To view a photo gallery from the Radiothon and to read the stories that inspired more than $350,000 in gifts, please visit http://give.childrens.com/radio.
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