(Springdale, Ark.) – October 12, 2022 – Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary hosted the 8th annual Miracles & Magic Radiothon benefiting Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) on Friday, Oct. 7. The radiothon raised a historic $181,668 following a full day of live broadcasts from iHeart Media station Magic 107.9 in Fayetteville.
This is the first time the annual fundraising event has raised more than $150,000.
Magic 107.9 on-air talent Jay Steele, Murphy, Sam and Jodi, Jana, Jeff Stevens and Delilah broadcast from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Patients, caregivers and ACNW staff members shared stories throughout the day, putting into words how Arkansas Children’s Northwest has delivered care close to home for children in the region. Listeners were encouraged to champion children by making a donation to the hospital or by becoming a “Miracle Maker” through ongoing monthly contributions.
“The Northwest Arkansas community is always eager to support Arkansas Children’s Northwest and the kids in our region, and this year, the community showed up in a big way,” said Taylor Speegle, executive director of philanthropy for Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “Thank you, Northwest Arkansas, for your generosity and for helping Arkansas Children’s fulfill our promise of making children better today and healthier tomorrow.”
Miracles & Magic Radiothon was sponsored by Magic 107.9; 7Brew; Barrows Excavation, Inc.; Baumann & Crosno Construction; Honda of Fayetteville; Signature Bank; Smith & Associates Real Estate Services; United Federal Credit Union; and Walmart; and was made possible by the generous support of iHeart Media; KNWA, Fox 24 and KXNW; and CitiScapes Magazine.
All money raised stays in Northwest Arkansas and benefits Arkansas Children’s Northwest.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S NORTHWEST AUXILIARY
Arkansas Children's Northwest Auxiliary is a volunteer organization that supports patients and families through fundraising and service projects to ensure Arkansas Children’s Northwest, the region’s only pediatric hospital, provides care close to home for children in Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Arkansas Children’s Northwest Auxiliary is overseen by Arkansas Children’s Foundation, Inc., a subsidiary of Arkansas Children’s, Inc.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
Arkansas Children's is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas' more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs—all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state's only burn center; the state's only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state's only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state's only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022–2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas' only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children's since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.