Children’s Miracle Network, the Missouri Credit Union and Zimmer Radio Group will team up to host the 11th annual Miracles for Kids Radiothon from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, and Friday, Feb. 17, 2017.

Local Zimmer radio stations 93.9 FM The Eagle, 94.3 FM KAT Country, 99.3 FM Clear 99 and 106.9 FM Y107 will broadcast live on both days from the lobby of University of Missouri Children’s Hospital, 404 N. Keene St.

Throughout the radiothon, patients and their families will share inspiring stories of health and healing. All proceeds raised will stay in central Missouri to help pediatric and adolescent patients at Children’s Hospital. Over the past 10 years, the radiothon has raised more than $2 million.

“The Miracles for Kids Radiothon is a very special event each year,” said Timothy Fete, MD, medical director of Children’s Hospital, chair of the MU School of Medicine’s Department of Child Health and Children’s Miracle Network Professor in Pediatrics. “Although each child’s story is different, what they have in common is a team of ‘miracle makers’ ― from the patients themselves, to their families, to the staff and physicians here at Children’s Hospital, and throughout our community. Efforts like the radiothon show us all that coming together can have a huge effect on the lives of our smallest patients.” 

The money raised through the Miracles for Kids Radiothon supports purchases for the latest pediatric medical technology and funds various programs used in patient care throughout Children’s Hospital.

To rally behind the patients at Children’s Hospital and become a part of the ‘miracle maker’ team, donations can be made by calling toll-free at 1 (866) 970-GIVE (4483) or visiting https://donatetomu.missouri.edu/CMN.

Children’s Miracle Network is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children’s health issues. Created by the Osmond Foundation in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network includes 170 hospitals nationwide, with five in Missouri.

A part of MU Health Care, Children’s Hospital is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric health care center in mid-Missouri. It is the only facility in the area offering comprehensive, specialized children’s services such as neonatal transport, child life and music therapy, a pediatric intensive care unit, and a pediatric hematology and oncology outpatient unit.