May 1 - May 31
May 20 - June 9
During the month of February, employees at Casey's General Stores asked their customers to "Round Up" their total and donate the remaining change to support KU Medical Center Pediatrics. As the fundraising totals continued to increase from week to week, it was evident that just a little bit of change had the power to make a big difference. For our 123 Casey's locations, the impact the tremendous, raising $89,621!
Our locations also competed with one another for title of "Top Fundraising Location" and recipient of a cake party hosted by CMN. This year, Casey's #2469 in Maryville knocked it out of the park, raising an astounding $3,418! A special round of applause to the runner's up: Polo #2669 who raised $2,630 and Windsor #1287 with a final total of $2,406.
On Saturday, April 6, local labor unions gathered together at Ward Parkway Lanes for the 3rd Annual CMN Union Miracle Bowl. It was an afternoon of bowling, food and friendly competition vying for the first place trophy and a whole year of bragging rights! Congratulations to the Plumbers and Gas Fitters Local #8 who took first place and IBEW Local #124 with a second place win.
This event continues to be a great success and this year was no different, raising an incredible $23,682 for KU Pediatrics. A very special Thank You, to our Top Fundraising Individual, Paul Post from Roofers Local #20 who raised an amazing $5,425!
Reyes Media Group in Kansas City, KS, hosted their annual Hispanic Radiothon on La Gran D 1340 AM and La X 1250 AM La Super Estacion on April 18 & 19. Station DJs and staff came together each day to tell stories of local families served by KU Medical Center Pediatrics and encourage their listeners to call in and become a Miracle Maker by making a donation.
This year, the radiothon raised $41,501 Thank you to everyone at Reyes Media Group and to everyone in Kansas City who called in to make a donation during the event.
We couldn't do it without you!
The games have been played and the scores have been tallied and we are thrilled to announce that it truly was March Madness in Orlando, FL, and KU Medical Center came out quite a winner.
For the fifth year in a row, KU Pediatrics had gamers competing for a piece of a $150,000 prize pool in the Extra Life United tournament. Playing for our Kansas City kids were Jessie & Billy Bledsoe, J.T. Galloway, Michael Oliver and Lora Williams. Here's how the leaderboard shook out for our local winners:
In total, our amazing gamers won $10,570 for KU Pediatrics! They also made some friendships that will last a lifetime, met CMN families from across North America and learned new ways to grow Extra Life right here in Kansas City. We are so lucky to have such passionate gamers who want to give back by doing something they love. Thanks, Jessie, Billy, J.T., Michael and Lora!