Thanks a million! Mix Miracles raises more than $1 million for TMC for Children

radiothon1The Morning MIX crew on 94.9 MIXfm radio are all about good, clean fun – they are also all about supporting the Southern Arizona community and helping local children in need. Greg Curtis, Mrs. Grant, and Bobby Rich are celebrating five years of hosting the TMC for Children / Children’s Miracle Network radiothon called MIX Miracles.

The two-day event raises funds to purchase life-saving medical equipment, provide vital health services and support programs for kids and infants at TMC for Children. Every dollar raised by the radiothon stays right here in Southern Arizona to benefit children in our community.

The fun and big-hearted radio personalities are celebrating another milestone – raising more than $1 million for TMC for Children. The MIX Miracles Radiothon broke records this year, taking in $299,021 for a five-year total of $1,237,021!

radiothon5After reaching this historic goal, the event erupted with cheers, tears and lots of excitement. There was much to say, but Bobby Rich put it best, “Giving feels awesome!”

How it started

The Impossible Question and If They Only Had a Brain segments keep Tucson listeners in stitches, but the Morning MIX crew has priorities beyond entertainment.

“We love being involved and helping as many local and worthy causes as time allows,” said Rich. The Morning MIXers enthusiastically jumped in with both feet when they were asked to host the radiothon supporting TMC for Children.

“Once we met with TMC for Children and learned what it means to be a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and how the funds raised are used to help kids in our community, we were in,” Mrs. Grant said.

More than a fundraiser

The three hosts are long-time Tucsonans who have deep roots in our community. In fact, Mrs. Grant and Greg Curtis were both born at TMC. Newcomer Bobby Rich is a proud Southern Arizona resident of 25 years.

In addition to their community commitment they also understand what it’s like to be the parent of a sick child, and how quality and compassionate care make a real difference.

“The fact that TMC for Children has an emergency department designed just for kids with a separate entrance and waiting room is so important because it makes things less scary and stressful for both kids and parents,” said Mrs. Grant

radiothon7“When my daughter was 15 months old she experienced a very scary episode with seizures and we spent a week in the TMC PICU,” explained Greg Curtis. “The incredible attention and care my family received has endeared me to this hospital for life – I had to be involved!”

Whether listening to their show, the radiothon or talking casually with them – a passion to help our community quickly emerges. “We’re committed to the children and families – to bring their message and share their stories of miracles,” said Mrs. G.

Making a difference

When you tune into the radiothon, you’ll hear Rich, Curtis and Mrs. G talking with parents and families about their children’s care, and how the radiothon is supporting treatment and programs that improve lives and the community as a whole.

“We’ve met people whose lives have been changed forever – preemies who would not have lived, toddlers who could not have walked – imagine how much better our little corner of the world is because those terrible things never happened,” said Curtis.

radiothon6When praise and appreciation come their way, the Morning MIX crew is quick to give credit where they believe credit is due.

“The people of Southern Arizona are the miracle makers – they bring it; they make things happen!” Mrs. G is talking about the multitude of generous donations that are made throughout the two-day radiothon.

Each year, donations have exceeded expectations and Mrs. Grant  says she knows why, “Southern Arizonans step-up to help children because they are our future – and we care about the health and happiness of our community.”

A heartfelt thank-you to MIXfm, Bobby, Greg, Mrs. G and the many donors that help TMC for Children make a difference in the health and lives of children and families throughout Southern Arizona.

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