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20th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon Breaks Fundraising Record

Published on: November 16, 2020

Watertown, NY — The 20th Annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Radiothon — held November 11-13, 2020 — set a new fundraising record this year, bringing in $163,400. This is the most ever raised during the event, surpassing last year’s total of $140,647.

DJs Johnny Spezzano from the Border 106.7 and Lance Hale from 94 Rock were live on air for three days asking for the North Country’s financial support for local Children’s Miracle Network kids, and the community came through in a big way!

“I am always in awe of our generous community,” said Bonnie Eppolito, of the Samaritan Foundation. “Funds raised from Radiothon allow us to continue assisting CMN families in our local tri-county area, and for that we are very grateful.”

“We are very excited to be a part of this record-breaking fundraising year,” said Jim Leven, President of Community Broadcasters. “Johnny, Lance and the entire Community Broadcasters team, with its advertisers, are proud to a part of this event each year.”

Sponsors of this year’s Radiothon include Northern Federal Credit Union; BCA Architects & Engineers; Advanced Business Systems, Inc.; Lake Ontario Realty; MVP Health Care, and Carter Young of Allstate Insurance. Special thanks to Watertown Savings Bank, which assisted in counting change collected from the “Change for Kids” initiative.

All funds raised for Children’s Miracle Network stay local. Funds are used to purchase the most advanced life-saving medical equipment needed to care for children at Samaritan Medical Center and also to support capital projects, like the Car-Freshner Center for Women and Children. Additionally, Children’s Miracle Network of NNY offers a direct family assistance program to families in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties who have a child facing a medical crisis.

For more information on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals contact the Samaritan Medical Center Foundation at 315-785-5785 or email cmninfo@shsny.com.

From left: Lance Hale, DJ for 94 Rock WOTT; Bonnie Eppolito, Samaritan Foundation; and Johnny Spezzano, DJ for The Border 106.7, pose with a check for $163,400 — a record-setting amount raised during this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon.