(Statewide) May 3, 2017 - EZ Spanish Media, parent company of KOLL-La Zeta 106.3 FM radio station in Little Rock and La Zeta 95.7 in Springdale, recently raised $326,579 for Arkansas Children's. This is the largest fundraising year for EZ Spanish Media.

The Creadores de Milagros (Miracle Makers) Radiothon is aimed at bilingual Hispanic listeners were hosted on April 28-30 in Northwest Arkansas. A second radiothon was hosted in Little Rock, the fifth annual KOLL-La Zeta 106.3 on April 21-23.  This was the eighth annual La Zeta 95.7 radiothon held in Springdale. 

Throughout the last eight years, EZ Spanish Media radiothons in Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas have raised $1.9 million dollars. 

“This annual event has become our most ambitious project,” said Eddie Vega, owner of EZ Spanish Media. “We prepared for months with the goal of doing better than the year before! And in the process we suffer, enjoy and celebrate along with our thousands of listeners. This particular year is even more special, because all the funds raised from the Northwest Arkansas radiothon are going to the new hospital being built in Springdale."

During the annual radiothon, patients and caregivers are interviewed throughout each day, putting into words the stories of Arkansas Children’s mission to champion children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow. Listeners were encouraged to call and make a donation to the hospital or become a “Miracle Maker” through ongoing monthly contributions.

“EZ Spanish Media has been a generous, longtime supporter of Arkansas Children’s,” said Fred Scarborough, chief development officer of Arkansas Children’s and president of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “We are grateful to the EZ Spanish Media family and their commitment to being champions for children. Their continued support is helping to provide care close to home for the children in the region.”

This gift from EZ Spanish Media and the Hispanic community is being designated to support Arkansas Children’s Northwest, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Southwest Community Little Rock Clinic set to open in summer of 2017.

About Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Children’s, Inc. is the only hospital system in the state solely dedicated to caring for children, which allows the organization to uniquely shape the landscape of pediatric care in Arkansas. The system includes a 359-bed hospital in Little Rock with the state’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center, burn center, Level 4 neonatal intensive care and pediatric intensive care, and research institute as well as a nationally-recognized transport service. It is one the 25 largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is nationally ranked by U.S. News World & Report in pulmonology and neonatal care. A sister campus is under development in Northwest Arkansas and will bring 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services to children in that corner of the state. A private nonprofit, Arkansas Children’s boasts an internationally renowned reputation for medical breakthroughs and intensive treatments, unique surgical procedures and forward-thinking research and is committed to providing every child with access to the best care available, regardless of location or resources. Founded as an orphanage, Arkansas Children’s has championed children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow for more than 100 years. For more info, visit www.archildrens.org.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at http://www.CMNHospitals.org and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals