A live broadcast of the Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon, sponsored by Community Broadcasters’ WINK 106 and 100.9 The Wolf radio stations, will take place March 9-11. Radio personalities will be on the air from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from 6 a.m. – noon on Friday, raising funds to benefit Arnot Ogden Medical Center’s neonatal and pediatric care.
“Community Broadcasters have been incredibly generous over the years, donating the airtime and talent to staff this amazing event,” said Alene Goodman, Children’s Miracle Network specialist. “We are grateful for their continued support of the children and these critical community resources.”
“WINK 106 and 100.9 The Wolf strive to be involved in our local community every single day,” said Community Broadcasters Operations Manager, Jerry Mac. “I can’t think of a better organization to support than Children’s Miracle Network and the children they care for.”
The Radiothon broadcast will include interviews with families whose miracle children spent time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and pediatrics, like Katie and Ryan and their son, Jack. Jack’s parents braved the loss of his twin, Mitchell, and were grateful for the NICU staff that helped the family through their heartbreaking loss while giving them the miracle of healing medical care for their surviving child. “To say that we will be forever grateful for the talented doctors and nurses and the availability of such an excellent facility is an understatement. They are a part of our story and our family forever,” said Katie.
“Our community comes out in force to support the most critically ill infants and children in our area and we hope to make our 2016 Radiothon the most successful yet,” Goodman added.
The community is encouraged to call in and pledge their financial support to Children’s Miracle Network, which helps to provide funding for these life-saving services. Donations can be made in advance of the broadcast by visiting www.arnothealth.org/cmn and selecting “Radiothon.”
The Children’s Miracle Network at Arnot Ogden Medical Center has raised more than four million dollars to support health care services for infants and children in an eight county region of southern New York and northern Pennsylvania. One hundred percent of all funds raised locally stays in our community. Arnot Ogden Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cares for more than 360 premature or critically ill infants in need of highly specialized care each year.