Regional Health gets ready for annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon is coming up on May 10. Rapid City Regional Hospital will be broadcasting the event live in its lobby from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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 causes deterioration of 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.
NewsCenter1 will be covering the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon. If you have a story about how CMN has touched your life or community, you can share it with us through this link. You can also donate to the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon here.