92.9 The Mountain is Covered with Miracles

We wrapped up our three-day Radiothon with Jennie & Chris of 92.9 The Mountain with pledges and donations of $207,811.08 for the Children’s Miracle Network.

Baby Ryan blows a kiss

(Photo: Baby Ryan blows a kiss to thank all of the people who made miracles happen this week.)

Marylou Fragomeni, manager, pediatric therapies, thanked Jennie and Chris and all of the people who allow her to care for the children of Southern Arizona. Her team cares for children everyday, but they couldn’t do it without the support of the people who donated this week.

You heard the CMN Radiothon live over 92.9 The Mountain from the lobby outside TMC’s Pediatric Emergency Department, starting at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, through this afternoon. We laughed, we cried, we have been inspired by the strength of families facing extraordinary challenges.

Children emptied their piggybanks, employees dug deep to give, 92.9 The Mountain listeners called in donations, local businesses stepped up. And, Jim Click extended everyone’s donation by matching donations up to $25,000.

So many individuals, organizations and businesses volunteered to answer phone calls and collect donations – and thanks to them and our generous community, TMC’s children’s programs will continue to thrive.

From your social media team, thank you for your engagement. Thank you for making miracles happen!

Supporters can continue to donate, by contacting the TMC Foundation at 324-5982 or www.tmcaz.com/TMCFoundation

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TMC’s CEO Judy Rich invites you to support CMN

Tucson Medical Center CEO Judy Rich kicks off the Children’s Miracle Network 92.9 Mountain of Miracles Radiothon.

Tucson Businesses Making Miracles for Kids #tucsoncmn

TMC for Children benefits from the generosity of Southern Arizona businesses committed to giving back to the community. It’s that spirit of engagement that makes Tucson special and makes a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable in our community.

During this year’s Radiothon, we thank Brio Tuscan Grille, Community  Partnerships of Southern Arizona, National Bank of Arizona, Desert Diamond Casino, Vantage West Credit Union, Fry’s Food and Drug, Pizza Hut and Wingstop, Jack-in-the-Box, University of Phoenix, United Healthcare, Geico, Walmart and, of course, 92.9 The Mountain and Clear Channel.

Together, we make miracles happen! Stop by these businesses this week and say thanks!

Devoted employee raises more than $30K for CMN, a quarter or two at a time

Dorothy Leitha has been part of TMC for 37 years.

Not only has she been a vital member of the organization, starting off as a housekeeper and moving over to Food Service, she has contributed significantly to Children’s Miracle Network since its inception.

For more than 25 years, in the months leading up to the annual telethon, Dorothy has sold bags of popcorn to TMC staff and donated all of the proceeds to CMN.

Her total popcorn sales, along with a few raffles and now some Dairy Queen Dilly bar sales, has brought in some $30,000 for Tucson’s children. At 25 cents a bag, that’s more than a few pecks of popped corn. And only recently was she convinced to bump up the price to 50 cents.

Her dedication to the children of Tucson, metered out bag by bag, shows how philanthropy can make a big difference at any level of giving.

Dorothy shows that you don’t have to wealthy or powerful to be a philanthropist. Indeed, it’s the effort and the commitment of people like Dorothy that can remind us of the literal definition of philanthropy – the love of mankind.

Dorothy “The Popcorn Kid” Lietha raises more than $2,300

Tune to 92.9 The Mountain Aug. 24-26 for CMN Radiothon

Join 92.9 The Mountain Aug. 24-26 for a live three-day broadcast from outside the TMC Pediatric Emergency Department. Jennie & Chris’s Mountain of Miracles Radiothon will support TMC children’s programs and the Block by Block, Miracles Happen campaign for the new TMC for Children unit. The final phase of construction is done, and all 44 beautiful private rooms are now open. The TMC Foundation, 324-5982, has Radiothon volunteer opportunities available for groups and individuals. Every dollar raised for Children’s Miracle Network stays right here in Tucson to support TMC for Children.


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