(SPRINGDALE, Ark.) February 5, 2024 – Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW) Auxiliary hosted its 9th annual Miracles & Magic Radiothon on Friday, Feb. 2. The radiothon raised $223,845 following a full day of live broadcasts from iHeart Media station Magic 107.9, KNWA/FOX24 and ESPN Arkansas.
Radio and television hosts broadcast live from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. to encourage listeners and viewers to support Arkansas Children’s Northwest by donating via telephone or online. Patients, caregivers and ACNW staff members shared stories throughout the day, each expressing gratitude for ACNW and the expert pediatric care provided to children in the region since its opening in 2018.
“The northwest Arkansas community is always eager to support Arkansas Children’s Northwest and the children in this region, and this year, they showed up in a big way,” said Taylor Speegle, executive director of philanthropy for Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “We are so grateful for the generosity of our friends and neighbors, who stepped up to help Arkansas Children’s make children better today and healthier tomorrow.”
Baumann & Crosno Construction supported the Miracles & Magic Radiothon as the presenting sponsor and Cox Communications as a premier sponsor. Aflac, United Federal Credit Union and Walmart were diamond sponsors. Barrows Excavation was a platinum sponsor. The Grey Barn provided Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) support. The radiothon was made possible by the generous support of iHeart Media, KNWA, FOX 24, KXNW and ESPN Arkansas.
Miracles & Magic Radiothon benefits the expansion at Arkansas Children’s Northwest, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
In 2023, Arkansas Children’s announced its largest-ever expansion as part of its strategic plan to deliver unprecedented child health in Arkansas. This plan includes a $318 MILLION investment in construction at the system’s two hospital campuses: ACNW in Springdale and Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock. Across the two hospitals, the project includes adding 500 new team members, building 265,000 square feet of new construction and renovating another 170,000 square feet of existing space.
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 ACNW, the region’s only pediatric hospital, provides care close to home for children in northwest Arkansas and beyond. The ACNW Auxiliary is overseen by Arkansas Children’s Foundation, Inc., a subsidiary of Arkansas Children’s, Inc.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S NORTHWEST
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.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
Arkansas Children's is the only health care 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 is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric subspecialties (2023-2024): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery 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.