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Media Partners Raise Over $1.17 Million in One Week for Local CMN Hospitals

During the week of August 20-24, eleven Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals media partners collectively raised over $1.17 million for their local hospitals through four regional radiothon events.

“Mix Kids” Raises Over $1 Million (WTMX/Chicago): 

A Thank You – From Us #MixKids

This morning our community got involved and made a difference. If you donated, shared our stories, or told your friends- you are a hero ✨Our friends at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago make this possible for us every year. THANK YOU for being with us every step of the way! #MixKids

Posted by Eric In The Morning with Melissa & Whip on Friday, August 24, 2018

On Friday, August 24, Hubbard Broadcasting powerhouse, 101.9 The Mix, capped a week of fundraising with a grand total of $1,042,678.  Chicago radio listeners were once again heroes for Windy City kids during the “Mix Kids” Radiothon benefiting Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, where all the donations stay local to help local kids. This marked the 19th year of hosting the event for radio Hall of Famer Eric Ferguson. The Mix has helped raise over $28,000,000 in the nearly 20-year partnership with the Lurie Children’s, one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals and a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Throughout the week, Eric in the Morning with Melissa & Whip featured stories of patients treated at Lurie Children’s, including local CMN Hospitals Champion Benjamin. Volunteers also called previous donors to thank them for their support of the hospital and encourage them to tune in to the morning show. The week culminated in a live broadcast on Friday, which included interviews with patient families, matching power hours sponsored by local corporate partners, and volunteers answering the phones as donors called in. Connor Murphy from the Chicago Blackhawks even stopped by to meet the kids and present a check from the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation.

Thanks Chicagoland for being ALL in for the kids at Lurie Children's. #MIXKids #all4your1

Posted by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago on Friday, August 24, 2018

WYN 106.9 Hosts 12-Hour Radiothon (WWYN/Jackson, TN):

Thomas Media’s WYN 106.9, Jackson, Tennessee’s local country station, hosted their annual Radiothon for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN this past week, raising $36,000 for the kids in just 12 hours! Long time host Shane Connor came back to host the entire event, which saw a 12.5% increase in fundraising over their 2017 total.

Thanks West Tennessee for making miracles happen for kids at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. 12 hours • $36,000!#IBelieveInMiracles(Shane, Marcie, & Joy)

Posted by WYN 106.9 on Thursday, August 23, 2018

Seven Media Partners Collaborate for Miracle Mediathon (Columbus, GA): 

The 2nd Annual Miracle Mediathon took place in Columbus, Ga on iheart Media stations South 106.1, Newsradio 540 WDAK, Sunny 94.7, Hot 100, Magic 101.3, and Rock 103 this past week and were joined by WTVM Newsleader 9 TV. They raised $21,000 for the kids at Piedmont Columbus Regional Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ga.

Music & Miracles Radiothon Shatters Fundraising Record (Birmingham, AL)

iheart Media stations Magic 96.5 and 103.7 Q hosted their annual Music & Miracles Radiothon for Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham this past week and shattered last year’s total of $38,000 with an impressive $70,891.64! This 86% jump was made possible by the talented air staff of Rob and Hilary, JT, and Dino!

Miss Alabama 2018, Callie Walker, stopped by to share her personal connection to Children’s of Alabama after her childhood neighbor was diagnosed with cancer and treated at the hospital.