(Statewide) May 1, 2018 - EZ Spanish Media, parent company of La Zeta 106.3 FM radio station in Little Rock and La Zeta 95.7 FM in Springdale, recently raised $314,719 for Arkansas Children's.

Aimed at bilingual Hispanic listeners, the Creadores de Milagros (Miracle Makers) Radiothon was hosted on April 13-15 in Little Rock and was the sixth annual La Zeta 106.3 FM Radiothon. A second radiothon was hosted in Springdale on April 27-29—marking it the ninth annual La Zeta 95.7 FM Radiothon.

Throughout the last nine years, EZ Spanish Media radiothons in Northwest Arkansas and Central Arkansas have raised $2.19 million dollars. 

“Arkansas Children’s is grateful for the community’s commitment to children by supporting the Creadores de Milagros Radiothon,” said Vanessa Delgadillo, director of annual gifts at Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “For nearly a decade, the community has continued to show support for the children in the region by donating their time and funds to Arkansas Children’s.”

During the annual radiothons, 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 or become a “Miracle Maker” through ongoing monthly contributions.

This gift from EZ Spanish Media and the Hispanic community supports Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

About Arkansas Children’s

Arkansas Children’s, Inc. is the only health care 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 336-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 of the 25 largest children’s hospitals in the United States and is nationally ranked by U.S. News World & Report in cardiology/heart surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, nephrology and pulmonology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale includes 233,613 square feet of inpatient beds, emergency care, clinic rooms and diagnostic services. Arkansas Children’s also blankets the state with outreach programs that include telemedicine, mobile health and school-based health solutions. 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