Pledges to this year's 'Music for Miracles' Radiothon on 107.9 WNCT bring the total giving for this year's 18th annual event to more than $3.2 million
GREENVILLE, N.C. Listeners from eastern North Carolina phoned in their support for children over this past weekend, pledging $96,347 during the 18th annual "Music for Miracles" Radiothon on 107.9 WNCT.
Those pledges bring all-time giving for the event to more than $3.2 million. Proceeds will go Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to support programs and services at James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital at Vidant Medical Center and the 29 counties it serves.
"For the past 18 years, the commitment and generosity of the 107.9 WNCT listeners have meant so much to the children of eastern North Carolina,"
said Rhonda James, director, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "The dedication of Doug Moreland, Donna Kelly, Jeff Diamond, Allan Vick and others is incredible."
"The 107.9 team was great to work with, and for three days opened their station and their hearts to our volunteers and to the children and families who came to share their inspirational stories,"
Several of this year's Miracle Children, including poster children, Jordan and Cameron Harris, and their parents Stephanie and Jerald Harris of Pitt County, joined on-air personalities during the marathon broadcast March 27-29 to share with the listeners the difference donations make in a child's life. In addition to Jordan and Cameron, several other Miracle Children visited during the event to share their incredible stories as well including: Hudson Taylor, 1 year old, Jayce Johnson, 1 year old, and Georgia Grace Godwin, 6 years old, all of Pitt County; along with Austin Nahrebecki, 2 years old of Lenoir County.
More than 75 volunteers, most of whom were employees of Vidant Medical Center, helped answer phones. Volunteers from various other groups helped throughout the weekend, as well. Many local restaurants and businesses donated meals and refreshments.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a fund-raising program of the Vidant Medical Center Foundation. All money raised stays in eastern North Carolina to benefit sick and injured children.
Vidant Health, a mission-driven, not-for-profit corporation, owns, leases or has a majority membership interest in eight eastern North Carolina hospitals. The health system includes Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Vidant Bertie Hospital, Vidant Chowan Hospital, Vidant Duplin Hospital, Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, The Outer Banks Hospital, Vidant Medical Center, Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital, Vidant Home Health and Hospice, Vidant Wellness Centers, Vidant Medical Group and is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. On the web at www.vidanthealth.com.