Sacramento’s Entravision radio stations teamed up for the annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) radiothon which raised a total of $267,794 to support pediatric programs, equipment, research and patient care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. The 2020 event took place over three days last month after being postponed in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
UC Davis Children’s Hospital faculty, staff and several patient families took part in local, on-air interviews, including last year’s CMN at UC Davis champion, Jackson Manning, who persevered through serious complications from Type 1 diabetes. Participating local stations included Radio La Suavecita 104.3, La Tricolor 99.9 and 100.9 and Hot 103.5, Radio Fuego, among other national stations. More than 1,000 new donors tuned in and supported the effort, bringing the total number of CMN at UC Davis donors to 1,447.
Entravision raises millions of dollars annually for the 170 Children’s Miracle Hospitals across the U.S. and Canada. Under the theme of “Un Million Para Los Niños” (One Million for the Children), the Radiothon runs on 34 of Entravision’s owned and operated stations.
UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital providing care for infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for its critically ill patients, as well as a level I children’s surgery center. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.