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DOTHAN (Feb. 24, 2014) – The 13th Annual “Music & Miracles” Radiothon that was broadcast live on 95.5 WTVY Feb. 12 and 13 raised $110,612.56.
The Radiothon is held annually to raise funds and awareness to benefit ill and injured children treated at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, the state’s only freestanding pediatric medical facility. Families from the Wiregrass made more than 7,700 visits to Children’s last year.
Community volunteers who manned the phones, including members of the Troy University chapter of Phi Mu sorority, Abbeville High School Key Club, Ashford High School Key Club, Carroll High School Key Club, Cottonwood High School Science Club, Dale County Christian School Key Club, Rehobeth High School Future Farmers of America, Dothan Kiwanis Club, Ozark Kiwanis Club, Home Mortgage of America, Oncology Supply, Walmart #2534, Geneva County Probate Judge Fred Hamic and several grateful patient families received 552 pledges during the 24 hours the Radiothon was broadcast.
Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union raised $3,200 from sales of Miracle Balloon paper icons.
In its 13 year history, the Dothan “Music & Miracles” Radiothon has raised nearly $1.1 million.
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.