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Celebrating 22 Years of Miracles: Music for Miracles Radiothon is another success for the sick and injured children in eastern North Carolina

March 18, 2019 posted by Communications

GREENVILLE, N.C. – March 18, 2019 – Listeners from all over the east phoned in their support for children pledging $67,439 during the 22nd annual “Music for Miracles” radiothon on 107.9 WNCT.

These generous pledges bring the all-time giving for the event to more than $3.4 million. One hundred percent of the funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital events such as this, directly support programs and services at the James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center.

This year’s radiothon expanded to include all of the Inner Banks Media radio stations. In addition to 107.9, these include: 103.7 WTIB (Talk of the Town); 96.3 WRHT The New Talk; Groovin’ Oldies 94.1 and 97.9; and 94.3 The Game.

“We are thrilled to have once again been a partner with CMN and Vidant Medical Center. Doing two days of broadcasts from inside the children's hospital gave us an opportunity to interact with the doctors, staff and most importantly the kids who are served there,” said Henry Hinton, president, Inner Banks Media. “It is one of the highlights of our year in terms of our public service efforts. As is often the case when you do something like this, it was we who were blessed to have been part of it.”

“The loyal listeners show year after year that they are truly dedicated to making the lives of sick and injured children better. We also couldn’t do it without our volunteers and the children and their families who came to share their inspirational stories about the care they received at Maynard Children’s Hospital,” said Rhonda James, director of development, Maynard Children’s Hospital.

Several of this year’s Miracle Children joined on-air personalities to share with the listeners the difference donations make in a child’s life.

This year’s Miracle Children include: Malachi Austin, 4, Nash County; Mason Burnette, 7 months, Pitt County; Colt Cowell, 6, Pamlico County; Decadyen Donigan, 5, Pitt County; Emirrah Rodgers, 13, Hertford County; Kayleigh Rossie, 1, Beaufort County. To help celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the event, several past miracle children also came out to update listeners on how they are doing.

More than 50 volunteers helped answer phones, including Vidant team members. A special thank you to the many local restaurants and businesses who donated meals and refreshments. 

Children’s Miracle Network is a fundraising program of the Vidant Health Foundation. Maynard Children’s Hospital in Greenville serves children and their families living throughout a 29-county region in eastern North Carolina.                                 


Media contact:  Rhonda James, director of development, Maynard Children’s Hospital, 252-847-5437 or Beth Anne Atkins, director, marketing and communications, Vidant Health Foundation, 252-847-7695 or


About Vidant Health Foundation
The Vidant Health Foundation is an independent, non-profit, tax-exempt, and charitable organization that serves as custodian for all financial gifts and bequests to Vidant Health. It is the mission of the foundation to support the Vidant Health mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through advocacy and securing philanthropic resources. For more information, visit

About Vidant Health
Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,504-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of more than 12,500 team members, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Gro up, a multi-specialty physician and provider group with more than 500 providers in more than 90 locations in eastern North Carolina. Vidant is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit

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