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  Local Radio Station Listeners Donate Record Amount to Help Area Children
October 4, 2010

Washington, D.C. – The 2010 MIX for Kids Radiothon raised more than $427,000 to benefit Children’s National Medical Center on Thursday, September 23. It was an emotionally charged day with the MIX 107.3 morning and afternoon shows teaming up to produce fourteen hours of inspiring radio, which included numerous stories of hope from families that have been cared for by Children’s National.

“We are overwhelmed with the response from our listeners,” said MIX 107.3 Operations Director Kenny King. “The fact that we raised such a significant amount of money and more than double what we raised last year, is a testament to the community’s support for Children’s National.”

“Our medical professionals may be the ones saving lives, but caring for kids involves the whole community,” said Pam King Sams, executive vice president and chief development officer at Children’s National. “We are so grateful for the support from the MIX 107.3 team, corporate sponsors, and everyone who called in or logged on to help the children and families who are depending on us.”

The 2010 MIX for Kids Radiothon corporate sponsors included GEICO, Lexus, RE/MAX, Georgetown Cupcake, Tiny Jewel Box, Ledo Pizza, Novec, Dolce Vita Salon & Spa, and Vie de France.

Contact Stacy Williams, 301-565-8523, stwillia@childrensnational.org

About Children’s National Medical Center
Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, has been serving the nation’s children since 1870. Home to Children’s Research Institute and the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation, Children’s National is consistently ranked among the top pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and the Leapfrog Group. With 283 beds, more than 1,330 nurses, 550 physicians, and seven regional outpatient centers, Children’s National is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the Washington metropolitan area. Children’s National has been recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® designated hospital, the highest level of recognition for nursing excellence that a medical center can achieve. For more information, visit www.ChildrensNational.org.

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