Mid-Missouri Community Donates $185,674.69 to MU Children’s Hospital During Annual Radiothon
A group of young children walked through the doors at MU Children’s Hospital this week not for treatment or to visit a patient, but to bring donations that will help other children and their families.
The Fulton Preschool and Blair Oaks Elementary School in Jefferson City both delivered checks for approximately $500 each during the 10th annual Missouri Credit Union “Miracles for Kids” radiothon.
The students at each school collected change from family and friends as part of the Children’s Miracle Network program called Change Bandits.
For the past two days, MU Children’s Hospital patients and parents have shared their stories of health and healing after unexpected diagnoses and injuries. All spoke about the caregivers at MU Children’s Hospital who helped make miracles happen.
The mid-Missouri community rallied behind MU Children’s Hospital and answered the call to be miracle makers, giving a total of $185,674.69, during the radiothon held March 17-18.
Many of the students from Fulton Preschool and Blair Oaks Elementary School are collecting donations in honor of their friends and classmates who are patients at MU Children’s Hospital.
MU Children’s Hospital teamed up with Children’s Miracle Network, the Missouri Credit Union and Zimmer Radio Group to host the annual fundraiser. Local Zimmer radio stations 93.9 FM The Eagle, 94.3 FM KAT Country, 99.3 FM Clear 99 and 106.9 FM Y107 broadcast the radiothon live from the lobby of MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
All $185,674.69 raised during the radiothon stays at MU Children’s Hospital to help local patients.
Children’s Miracle Network is a year-round fundraising program for hospitals providing health care for children. Created by the Osmond Foundation in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network includes 170 hospitals nationwide, with five in Missouri.
MU 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 therapy, a pediatric intensive care unit, and a pediatric hematology and oncology outpatient unit.
Photos: Click here for high-resolution photos from the 2016 Radiothon.