Mix 106.5 FM deejays JoJo Girard, left, and Reagan Warfield, broadcasting from Hopkins Children's lobby, are greeted by one of our Radiothon patient ambassadors.
Hopkins Children's Director George Dover, M.D., strikes a Jedi pose at the Radiothon kick-off at Hopkins, Feb. 29.
The annual Radiothon for Hopkins Children's on Mix 106.5 FM is underway! Follow the action in the three-day broadcast (Feb. 29-Mar. 2) on Facebook and see who stops by to lend their support. Hear, too, conversations with our remarkable physicians, nurses and staff and some of the amazing kids and families in their care.
Director of Pediatrics George Dover, M.D., led Radiothon's 2012's official kick-off at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 29, in the hospital's lobby. He was joined by pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, patients and families, and Star Wars characters. Old Line Garrison of the 501st, the Maryland Star Wars costuming group that sent some of its members to the kick-off, delivered new games and toys for pediatric patients and a $500 donation from Pepsi. SEE PHOTOS
You can help, too, during Radiothon. Call in a donation at 410-823-1065 or text HOPKINS to 50555 for a $10 contribution.
The three-day marathon broadcast began at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, and concludes at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2. In its 22 years, the MIX 106.5 Radiothon has raised nearly $14 million for Hopkins Children’s.
“Year after year, our friends at MIX bring to listeners the unforgettable stories of our patients and the doctors, nurses and staff who care for them,” said Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Director George Dover, M.D.
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“From the baby with a mysterious seizure, to the 3-year-old battling both cancer and heart disease, to the courageous little girl who underwent multiple reconstructive surgeries for a devastating birth defect — all these patients and hundreds like them have benefit in one way or another from the items and programs we have been able to provide through the generous donations of MIX listeners and the community.”
This year also marks two other milestones: the 100th anniversary of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and the opening of our new home.
“A century ago, Harriet Lane Johnston, who lost both her sons to rheumatic fever, bequeathed money to start a children’s hospital here at Johns Hopkins, the Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children—the predecessor to today’s Johns Hopkins Children’s Center,” Dover said.
Just like her donation, your donations—no matter how small or big—can help change our patients’ worlds, whether it’s by buying books and DVDs to distract a child from the doldrums of hospital life or life-saving equipment for our most critically ill patients, Dover added.
The MIX 106.5 Radiothon is part of the ongoing “Caring for Kids” multimedia campaign to benefit Hopkins Children’s patients and their families. Another component of the campaign is the annul TV special with WMAR-Ch. 2, which will air at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.
For more information, www.hopkinschildrens.org and www.mix1065.net
Find out more about our Caring for Kids Campaign