Celebrating 20 Years of Miracles: Music for Miracles Radiothon another success for the sick and injured children in eastern North Carolina
Mar 06, 2017
GREENVILLE– Listeners from all over the east phoned in their support for children pledging $71,033 during the 20th annual “Music for Miracles” radiothon on 107.9 WNCT.
Those pledges bring all-time giving for the event to more than $3.3 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.
“For the past 20 years, the radio station’s hard work and heartfelt commitment have meant so much to the children of eastern North Carolina,” said Rhonda James, director, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Their dedication to this event is incredible and has helped make it one of our largest fundraisers each year.”
“The loyal 107.9 listeners show year after year that they are truly dedicated to making the lives of sick and injured children better. We also couldn’t do it without our volunteers and the children and their families who came to share their inspirational stories about the care they received at Maynard Children’s Hospital,” James said.
Several of this year’s Miracle Children, including 2017 poster child, Wyatt “the Warrior” Garab, and his parents Courtney and Grant Garab of Onslow County joined on-air personalities March 2-3 to share with the listeners the difference donations make in a child’s life.
In addition to Wyatt, the other 2017 Miracle Children visited during the event to share their incredible stories as well including, Braxton Manning, 1, of Carteret County; Rhettec Galaska, 11, of Pitt County; Jeremiah Seaberry, 11, of Wayne County; along with Sierra Scott, 12, of Martin County. To help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event, several past miracle children also came out to update listeners on how they are doing.
Helping to answer phones were more than 50 volunteers, including employees of Vidant Medical Center and volunteers from various church and civic groups. Many local restaurants and businesses donated meals and refreshments.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a fund-raising program of the Vidant Health Foundation.