It's a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … superheroes at Mix 106.5’s 31st Annual Radiothon! From February 20–21, Mix 106.5 DJs Reagan Warfield, Bethany Linderman, Priestly, Corinna Delgado, and Maria Dennis skillfully shared the powerful stories of Children’s Center patients, families and their care providers — real-life superheroes — live from the lobby of The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center building.
As each Radiothon ambassador arrived, Mix talent presented them with a Children’s Center superhero cape before interviewing them on air. They shared stories of hope, healing and even heartbreaking loss with the Maryland community, asking listeners to donate by calling the phone bank staffed by volunteers — many of whom have a personal connection to the Children’s Center.
New this year, some friends of the Children’s Center received invitations to a private reception held in the ground-floor lobby, just one floor below the live broadcast. A livestream allowed attendees to view the festivities occurring during the last hour of the event while socializing with patients and their families, and faculty and staff members — including co-directors Tina Cheng and David Hackam.
After 27 hours of broadcasting, the DJs, volunteers, patients, their families and staff joined the reception downstairs to reveal the amount raised over the two days. Anticipation filled the air: This year’s event raised $1,423,688.31 for the Children’s Center — setting a new record for the most funds raised by a single radio station in one year during a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon in the U.S.
“It’s just an awe-inspiring event. For two days, we get to share the stories of amazing kids and how they were helped by amazing people, and our listeners respond with such generosity. From the Mix and Hopkins teams to the volunteers, to the people behind each and every penny donated, it’s truly a community effort,” said Reagan and Bethany in a joint statement. “And the fact that Baltimore now holds the record for the single biggest Radiothon in the country? It’s thrilling to think about the real and many ways that money will make kids’ lives better.”
Save the date for Mix 106.5’s 32nd annual Radiothon, February 25 and 26, 2021!