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BIRMINGHAM (Aug. 25, 2015) – Birmingham area listeners will have the chance to make a difference in the lives of patients at Children’s of Alabama by participating in the annual “Music and Miracles” Radiothon this weekend. For the sixth consecutive year, the Radiothon will be broadcast live from the main lobby of the Children’s of Alabama McWane Lobby (1600 7th Ave. S., Birmingham 35233) on WMJJ Magic 96.5 on Friday, Aug. 28, 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. and on The Q 103.7 on Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Throughout the two-day event, which is again sponsored by Farris, Riley and Pitt, listeners will hear the heart-touching stories of some of the brave youngsters who have overcome challenging illnesses and injuries through the care they received at Children’s, the state’s only hospital dedicated solely to pediatric health care. James Strong of Hoover is one of those determined youngsters. Strong battles a number of serious health issues, including hydrocephalus, a spinal cord tumor, Dandy-Walker Syndrome, mild cerebral palsy, cranio cerebral disproportion and Chiari malformation. To date, he has had more than 20 surgeries
Listeners will also learn more about the work that goes on inside the walls of Children’s through interviews with some of the doctors, nurses and other health care providers who work there. All are invited to personally take part in the Radiothon by calling in to share their own Children’s stories and help support Children’s by calling in a pledge to 205-638-7701 during Radiothon hours, stopping by the McWane Lobby at Children’s during Radiothon hours or donating online at give.childrensal.org/birminghamradiothon.
On-air personalities will use the hashtag “#musicandmiracles” to live-tweet from the Radiothon. Listeners are encouraged to also use the hashtag in tweeting about their response to the stories they hear and the pledges they make.
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Each year, the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. And every dollar raised locally will help provide care to the ill and injured children treated at Children’s of Alabama.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.