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Mississippi Miracles Radiothon inspires over $400,000 in donations

Twenty-four hours of broadcasting added up to $401,703 raised during the 22nd annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon.

Thirteen Digio Strategies radio stations – Y101, Mix 98.7, U.S. 96, 93.5 The Legend and Blues 93.1 in Jackson; Vicksburg stations K Hits 104.5, River 101.3, 92.7 The Touch and 102.1 The Box; and 97 OKK, Q101, Kiss 104.1 and 95.1 The Beat of Meridian – were on the air from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 2 and 3, sharing stories from Children’s of Mississippi patients and their families.

Listeners and sponsors teamed up to raise funds to support the Children’s of Mississippi mission of helping all the children in the state reach their full potential. Radiothon donations raise funds for items that contribute to the care and comfort of patients and their families.

During the past 22 years, more than $7.94 million has been raised.

The amount raised is a testament to the giving spirit of Mississippians, said Kathryne Lewis, a University of Mississippi Medical Center development liaison.

“Mississippi’s many businesses and individuals show their love for children and families through Mississippi Miracles Radiothon to support the health care children need,” she said. “The amount raised each year comes from donations of every size, and each of them comes from the heart.”

The Mississippi Miracles Radiothon may be over, but the giving continues online or by texting GROW to 51555.