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DOTHAN (Jan. 31, 2011) - For the 10th year, WDJR The Big Dog 96.9 will host the annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon to benefit the Children's Hospital of Alabama. The Radiothon will be broadcast live from Wiregrass Commons Mall (900 Commons Drive, Dothan 36303) on Wednesday, Feb. 9 and Thursday, Feb. 10 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Listeners will hear heart-touching stories of children from the Wiregrass region of Alabama who have received life-changing and even life-saving care at Children's Hospital. Last year, Wiregrass area children made nearly 3,000 visits to the Birmingham hospital, the only one in the state dedicated solely to providing pediatric care.

The Children's Hospital of Alabama is the 10th busiest pediatric medical center in the United States. Located in Birmingham, Children's is one of only about 45 freestanding acute care hospitals of its kind in the nation and the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is licensed for 275 beds. Children's is a private, not-for-profit hospital governed by a volunteer board of trustees. The hospital was recently recognized for the excellence of its nursing care by achieving Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Children's will celebrate its centennial anniversary in 2011. For more information, visit






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