March 15, 2021

Children’s Miracle Network, the Missouri Credit Union and Zimmer Radio Group will team up March 18 and 19 for the 15th annual Miracles for Kids Radiothon to benefit MU Health Care’s Children’s Hospital.

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 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday from the Zimmer radio studios, while approximately 20 Miracle Families from Children’s Hospital will participate in the event virtually sharing their inspiring stories of health and healing. All proceeds raised will stay in central Missouri to help pediatric and adolescent patients at Children’s Hospital.

MU Executive Vice Chancellor Richard Barohn, MD, MU Health Care Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Curtright and Child Health Chair David Gozal, MD, will also participate in the radiothon by sharing plans for the future that include integration of Children’s Hospital into a new pavilion to be built on the central hospital campus by 2024.

“While we are excited about our future plans for Children’s Hospital, this event is really about coming together now to make a huge impact on the lives of our smallest patients,” Gozal said. “Every child’s story is unique, but they all have something in common—a team of ‘miracle makers.’ Each patient and family is supported by the dedicated staff and physicians at Children’s Hospital and by the generous community donors who contribute to lifesaving equipment, patient education and research.”

MU Health Care’s Children’s Hospital is central Missouri’s Children’s Miracle Network hospital. It 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.

The 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.

You can donate to the Miracles for Kids Radiothon to benefit Children’s Hospital by going to