March 05, 2013
The 24th annual MIX 106.5 Radiothon benefitting Johns Hopkins Children’s Center raised $871,630 over two days on Feb. 28 and March 1, bringing the total raised to date to nearly $16 million.
The numbers were unveiled Friday, March 1, at the conclusion of the two-day broadcast.
“This year’s event was a day shorter than last year, but the support we received from listeners from Baltimore and beyond, from online donations, and from our corporate friends has been nothing short of spectacular,” said Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Director George Dover, M.D.
This year’s broadcast raised more in two days what than it did over three days last year, a testament not only to the incredible generosity of MIX’s listeners but also to the talented Djs who were able to capture beautifully and powerfully the true essence of Hopkins and the stories of the children we treat, Dover said.
“I know I speak for the children we treat and for the nurses, physicians and staff who care for them, when I express my gratitude to our passionate and talented friends at MIX who, year after year, make all of this possible,” Dover added.
Funds raised during the two-day broadcast allow Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to continue to do what it does best: Charting the course of pediatric medicine — one child at a time.
While MIX 106.5 has ended its broadcast, those who wish may still pledge their support at http://www.hopkinskids.org/
Founded in 1912 as the children's hospital of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Johns Hopkins Children's Center offers one of the most comprehensive pediatric medical programs in the country, with nearly 95,000 patient visits and some 9,000 admissions each year. Hopkins Children’s is consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation. Hopkins Children’s is Maryland's largest children’s hospital and the only state-designated Trauma Service and Burn Unit for pediatric patients. It has recognized Centers of Excellence in dozens of pediatric subspecialties, including allergy, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, pulmonary, and transplant. For more information, visit www.hopkinschildrens.org.