Friday the 15th of October is THE day.

It is the END of the week, it's halfway to Halloween, it's Friday!

And it's PAYDAY!  Let me say that again, for thousands of us, it is PAYDAY. It's PAYDAY and I have a favor to ask of you.  Could you set aside just a couple of bucks to help the Children's Miracle Network (CMN)?

Let's Do This!

Once a year, KIT radio with help from the sister radio station of Townsquare Media throws all our resources behind the effort to raise money to help fund local programs that help thousands of kids across Central Washington.

This year we will introduce you to a few of the families who have benefited from the services you may very well have helped fund in the past!

So, where do your donations go?  They go to the Yakima Valley Memorial’s Pediatric Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Family Birthplace and to Children’s Village. Those dollars stay in Yakima and we'll let The Memorial Foundation CEO Erin Black take it from here:

Where Your Money Goes

  • .Memorial’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the only place in Central WA. that offers specialty care for at-risk infants (we treat babies from Kittitas County down through Prosser). The 15-bed, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit treats more than 485 babies per year (15% of the babies born at Memorial).
  • The Pediatrics Department treats children and youth 17 and under for a variety of health concerns while providing support to their families. Last year the department cared for 1,300 patients.
  • Family Birthplace – since opening, there have been over 140,000 births, averaging 2,500 births per year.
  • Children’s Village, a regional integrated center for children with special healthcare needs and their families, with multiple service providers all under one roof. The comprehensive family-centered organization aims to meet each child’s need for individualized care with over 35 kinds of specialized services. There are medical specialty clinics, developmental evaluations, and collaborative diagnostic clinics, dental services, occupational, physical, and speech therapy, mental health counseling, education services, behavioral intervention, and nurse home-visiting programs. The village also offers a comprehensive parent and family support program called Parent to Parent,

Those Who Know, Know!

There is so much more to say but it is said best by your friends and neighbors who have used and been helped by having the kind of quality care we have in Yakima.

Won't you please be part of the miracle-making team helping kids in need in our hometowns across Central Washington?  You will feel better for helping, our kids will be healthier and our community will be stronger for all working together.

So join us Friday from 6 am to 6 pm with interviews, miracle opportunities, and of course my bad jokes.  Who knows, maybe somebody will make a big donation for me to shut my beak, you never know what might happen on the CMN radiothon, except for one thing.  One thing for sure is your generosity, love of family and community will come shining through.  We may even shed a tear of joy.,,, good thing we're on the radio so you can't see Lance's make-up run! See, the jokes are starting already! We'll see you on the radio as we raise BIG BUCKS for the Children's Miracle Radiothon on AM 1280 Newstalk KIT!!!

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