2019 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon raises over $84K

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UPDATE: 6:00 p.m. — The 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon has raised $84,750! All of the funds will stay local to help children and families in the region.

Although it’s wrapped up, you can still donate to the Radiothon here.

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon is happening on Friday, May 10. Rapid City Regional Hospital is broadcasting the event live in its lobby from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and NewsCenter1 is covering it throughout the day.

The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is an organization that helps fund pediatric medical care in children’s hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Rapid City Regional Health is one of two Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in South Dakota.

Annually more than 10 million children receive care from hospitals like Regional Health across North America. Hospitals rely on donations and community support to help fund their care as Medicaid and insurance programs don’t fully cover the costs.

Each year the CMN Radiothon helps raise money to purchase medical equipment and fund programs for children’s services. Every dollar donated stays local to help support families in the region.

Regional Health has selected Zachary Wilson, an 11-year-old boy from Hot Springs, as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion. Zachary was diagnosed with a rare complication of bacterial pneumonia that caused deterioration of his lung tissue.

He was transported to Rapid City Hospital’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit where he spent several weeks fighting for his life. The services and equipment that Zachary needed to become healthy again were available thanks to CMN.

You can donate today to the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon here.


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