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20th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon, Hosted by The Border 106.7 and 94 Rock, Begins Tomorrow

Published on: November 10, 2020

Watertown, NY – The 20th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon will be held November 11-13, 2020, and hopes to set a fundraising record in honor of its 20th year.

DJs Johnny Spezzano from the Border 106.7 and Lance Hale from 94 Rock will be live on air for three consecutive days from 6:00 am – 6:00pm, asking for the North Country’s financial support for local Children’s Miracle Network kids.

“Each year, we are simply overwhelmed by the generosity of our community,” said Bonnie Eppolito, of the Samaritan Foundation. “These kids and their families are going through so much and we are thankful to our community for opening their hearts. It allows us to continue assisting families like the ones you will hear about during Radiothon.”

This year’s Radiothon will feature several inspiring stories of kids from Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties who have been helped by the Children’s Miracle Network of NNY.

“I am so proud that this is our 20th year of assisting Children’s Miracle Network,” said Jim Leven, President of Community Broadcasters, LLC. “Johnny, Lance and the entire Community Broadcasters team, with its advertisers, give their all to help. As we celebrate 20 years this year, we intend to raise even more funds for the program.”

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. Watertown Savings Bank also assisted, 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