22nd CMN radiothon wraps up

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Listeners from all over the east phoned in their support for children pledging $67,439 during the 22nd annual “Music for Miracles” radiothon on 107.9 WNCT.

Those pledges bring all-time giving for the event to more than $3.4 million. One hundred percent of the funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals events such as this directly supports programs and services at James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center and the 29 counties it serves.

This year’s radiothon expanded to include all of the Inner Banks Media radio stations. In addition to 107.9, these include: 103.7 WTIB (Talk of the Town); 96.3 WRHT The New Talk; Groovin’ Oldies 94.1 and 97.9; and 94.3 The Game.

Several of this year’s Miracle Children joined on-air personalities March 14-15 to share with the listeners the difference donations make in a child’s life.

Children’s Miracle Network is a fundraising program of the Vidant Health Foundation. Maynard Children’s Hospital in Greenville serves children and their families living throughout a 29-county region in eastern North Carolina.

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Radio listeners from all over the east will have the chance to help local children in the hospital during the 22nd annual Children's Miracle Network radiothon.

The 'Music for Miracles' radiothon raises money for sick and injured children at the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center.

Day one brought in $26,287.

Listeners are able to hear stories of former patients and donate to the hospital. All proceeds will benefit children from 29 Eastern Carolina counties.

"What happens at the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital is a blessing to all of us in eastern North Carolina, and we want to do all we can to help support its mission," said President of Inner Banks Media Henry Hinton.

The event has raised more than $3.4 million in its 22-year history.

The broadcast started Thursday on 107.9 WNCT and will continue Friday 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Listeners will also be able to tune in on 103.7 WTIB (Talk of the Town); 96.3 WRHT The New Talk; Groovin' Oldies 94.1 and 97.9; and 94.3 The Game throughout the day.