Star 102.1 Personalities To Broadcast “Miracle Day Radiothon” Friday From Children’s Medical Center Dallas From 6 a.m. To 7 p.m.

Lacey Parker and Renee Parker (File photo)

Friday is going to be a bit warmer, but there’s still going to be a holiday chill in the air. That translates into the taste of hot chocolate at the desk and the aroma of homemade bread baking away. But what would be the ideal sound to go with all these senses of the holidays?

It’s “Miracle Day Radiothon”! Presented by Neighborhood Credit Union, iHeartRadio  Star 102.1’s Leigh Ann, Amanda Flores and Rick O’Bryan will be broadcasting from Children’s Medical Center Dallas. From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., there will be patients like Kristin Alcaraz, Shantisa Anderson, Julissa Garcia, Sadie Granberry, Emmy Kaighan, Maddox Kindiger, Katie Kramer, Braden McCollum, Jacob Mowl, Samantha Raack, Makenna Rodolph, Sim Scott, Ace Shelton and Miguel Soto and their families telling memorable stories about their relationship with Children’s.

Tom Thumb’s Connie Yates (File photo)

In addition to reminding listeners of the true meaning of the holidays, the hope is that listeners will reach in their pockets to support program at Children’s Health, in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Donations can be made online or by calling 800.800.7277.

Factoid: Last year the Children’s Health system provided care for more than “278,000 unique patients at its hospitals, specialty centers and pediatric group practices. It is the second-busiest pediatric health system in the nation in terms of admissions and pediatric emergency department visits.”

Joining the effort to provide health care for children will sponsors Albertsons/Tom Thumb, Granite, AT and T, Cisco and The Residences at Rough Creek Lodge.

JUST IN: Thanks To 2015 Christmas Is For Children Radiothon, More Than $1M Will Benefit Children’s Health

It’s about time for some good news. In fact, it’s great news from Children’s Health. When 98.7 KLUV’s Jody Dean and his buds hunkered down in Children’s Medical Center for the 2015 Christmas is for Children Radiothon on Thursday, December 10, and Friday, December 11, they planned on having a jolly good time. But they also were there to raise money for Children’s.

Jody Dean (File photo)

Jody Dean (File photo)

In partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the CBS Radio DFW stations (98.7 KLUV, La GRANDE 107.5 FM and News Radio 1080 KRLD) included stories and interviews with 22 patients and families that had benefited from Children’s resources.

According to Children’s Medical Center Foundation Dr. Kern Wildenthal, “Generous support from our corporate sponsors and community friends make the success of this year’s event possible. We also salute the dedicated team of professionals at CBS Radio for their continued support and passion, highlighted by the extraordinary Jody Dean, whose desire to help children included devoting a remarkable 26 hours to hosting the event on air.”

Christmas is for Children Radiothon*

Christmas is for Children Radiothon*

But it was a two-way street for the children’s healthcare providers and the broadcasters.

CBS Radio DFW Senior VP/Market Manager Brian Purdy said, “Even after all these years of working with the amazing team at Children’s Health on this incredible effort, we continue to be overwhelmed by the response of our listeners. They open their hearts and their wallets with one purpose: To help the next generation of North Texans live life to the fullest. We can’t imagine a better gift.”

Christopher Durovich (File photo)

Christopher Durovich (File photo)

The results? The efforts resulted in providing $1,003,236 “for the seventh-largest pediatric hospital in the nation.”

Children’s Health President/CEO Christopher J. Durovich summed it up saying, “The incredible patients and families we serve along with the continued generosity of the Dallas-Fort Worth community never cease to amaze us. CBS Radio DFW is one of the strongest supporters in our quest to be by the side of parents across North Texas. We are grateful for their commitment and the community as a whole as we continue to live out our mission of making life better for children.”

Radiothon sponsors included presenting sponsor FairLease, phone-line sponsor Credit Union of Texas, Neighborhood Credit Union, Learning Care Group, Padrino Foods, Skanska, ReTrak, Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers, Primrose Schools, Granite Properties, Blue Cross Club Shield, ADT Security and El Rio Grande Latin Market.

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