January 2 - February 25
December 5, 2019 was a miraculous day of hope for KU Medical Center Pediatrics. Our partner, Cumulus Media dedicated twelve hours of their airtime, voices and passion in sharing the importance of Children's Miracle Network with the Kansas City community.
The day was filled with stories of triumph, loss, determination and love from some of our CMN miracle families as well as medical staff from KU Pediatrics. Listeners responded with heartfelt generosity raising $96,753 for local kids facing illness and injury in our community.
Special thanks to our friends at Cumulus Media for their hard work and dedication. We would also like to thank each listener who called in their gifts to make this year's radiothon a great success!
We are excited to introduce you to Lexie Clark, who joined our team in November as our Development Manager. Lexie will oversee the Miracle Network Dance Marathon program, Extra Life, Spanish Radiothon along with several corporate partners including IHOP and Love's Travel Stops. She will also be the face behind our social media and online platforms.
While Lexie is new to our office, she is not new to CMN or Kansas City. After graduating from KU in 2013, she took a position with Children's Miracle Network in Tyler, Texas, where she developed their Dance Marathon and Extra Life programs, worked with CMN corporate partners and planned and implemented additional social events and galas for the foundation. After 3½ years, she accepted a position in Salt Lake City with the national office of CMN Hospitals, where she worked in Business Intelligence for another 1½ years.
Each year, gamers from across the country play games to help heal kids through a 24-hour gaming marathon called Extra Life. This marathon happens each November and these dedicated gamers will stop at nothing to make sure they go above and beyond for the kids treated at KU Medical Center Pediatrics. In 2019, 386 gamers raised over $66,000!
Extra Life 2020 is already up and running and you don't want to miss out on the fun! Head over to www.extra-life.org and get registered TODAY!
For the past several years, area businesses have shown their support of Children's Miracle Network by teaming up with Cave Vending and selling snack items to benefit KU Pediatrics. These handy vending stations are easily displayed on the counter of local businesses and customers can take a snack in exchange for a small donation.
Every little bit helps! The pocket change people donate to take a snack adds up quickly and have resulted in over $1,500 being donated to CMN to help local kids.