With our annual Children's Miracle Network Radiothon coming up this Friday (Oct. 26), it's miracle week here at Townsquare Media in Yakima. But it's just another work week for Virginia Mason Memorial, which is among 170 hospitals across the U.S. and Canada working to provide 32 million treatments for children.

In Yakima, that means working to secure community donations to pay for life-saving equipment and supplies in Memorial’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, state-of-the-art teaching technology and devices in the Pediatrics Unit, and multiple therapies and programs at the nonprofit Children’s Village.

What's it all mean to you? It means we'll be sharing the stories of the some of the local families who rely on services that donations to the Children's Miracle Network make possible.

And it means a 12-hour on-air fundraising blitz this Friday -- 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. We're working overtime to make sure the Children's Miracle Network gets what it needs for another year.

So get ready to call us at 965-2515 to help out -- or donate directly online to Children's Miracle Network here. You can even text "KIT Cares" to 51555 on your phone.

Then get ready to listen for local miracles.

Meantime, say thanks to Standard Paint & Flooring, which is again sponsoring this year's radiothon -- along with Morgan Stanley, Yakima Steak Company, Wilson Irrigation, Key Bank, Steve Hahn Auto Group, Hendo's Accessories, Canopy Country, Stein's Ace Hardware, Stewart Subaru, Wildflower Stylehouse, Chinook Fest, Yakima Sports Center, Pet Pantry and Yakima Federal Savings.