Join Us for Give-A-Thon Week
The 2022 event will feature radio personalities, patient stories and donation opportunities to champion hope
During the week of August 15 – 19, 2022, the KTAR News & Arizona’s Sports Give-A-Thon benefiting Phoenix Children’s returns. This year marks Phoenix Children’s 22nd annual radiothon event, and we look forward to another successful year.
Tune in to KTAR News 92.3 FM, 98.7 FM Arizona Sport’s Station, KTAR.com or arizonasports.com to meet some of our patients and their families, hear their compelling stories, and learn how to become a Champion for Hope to sick and injured children in Arizona and beyond.
It costs nearly $2.7 million per day to operate Phoenix Children’s. Patients are accepted regardless of their ability to pay, and about 50% of patient families have little or no private medical insurance. Without the help of our amazing donors and partners, we could not provide the critical life-saving care Phoenix Children’s is renowned for.
Last year’s Give-A-Thon event raised $1.8 million, which went directly to our Hope Fund. Every dollar raised impacts the delivery of expert, family-centered care for more than 200,000 patients each year. Our goal this year is $2 million, which we know is achievable through the spirit of our community and the help of our donors.
On behalf of Phoenix Children’s, we hope you will join us and make this year’s Give-A-Thon another amazing success.
About Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For 35 years, Phoenix Children’s has provided world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country, Phoenix Children’s delivers care across more than 75 pediatric specialties. Recognized specifically for its patient-focused innovation, medical education, growth and research, Phoenix Children’s was named Business of the Year and Exceptional Innovator by the Greater Phoenix Chamber in 2018. For more information about the hospital, visit phoenixchildrens.org.
Meet Our Patients
Listen to KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station during Give-A-Thon Week to hear how your support helps Phoenix Children’s patients like Lukas, Stella and Chase.
A family vacation to Disneyland turned into a terrifying ordeal for Lukas’ family when his parents noticed his extremities had started to swell and turn purple. Learn about Lukas’ battle against a rare, life-threatening genetic disorder and how he earned the nickname “The Overcomer.”
Surgery to remove a tumor from Stella’s brain stem left her unable to talk. But her face would light up every time Yankee the therapy dog visited. Hear how Phoenix Children’s Animal-Assisted Therapy Program helped Stella heal from surgery and learn to talk again.
At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, a 15-year-old’s simple cough was a sign of a much worse prognosis. Chase was admitted to Phoenix Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and found himself in a battle no teenager should have to face. Learn about his triumphant recovery and return to competitive golf.
Give-A-Thon Champions of Hope
Bringing Comfort to Kids
Beary Special Deliveries Bring Smiles
This month, Phoenix Children’s supporters have a special opportunity to lift the spirits of the kids in our care. During the KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station Give-A-Thon, presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers, a patient will receive a teddy bear every time someone becomes a Champion of Hope by making a monthly gift of at least $20 or a one-time gift of at least $240.
Many patients have already received bears because new Champions of Hope are stepping up before Give-A-Thon Week even begins. The first round of bears has been delivered to the kids by KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station personalities, including Jayme West and John “Gambo” Gambadoro—watch the video to see firsthand the joy these special deliveries bring. And be sure to tune in to Give-A-Thon August 16-20 to hear inspiring stories of hope and healing from our patients and their families.
Phoenix Children’s Hospital is Arizona’s only children’s hospital that is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. As one of the largest children’s hospitals in the nation, Phoenix Children’s provides world-class inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.
KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station listeners, online users and sponsors play a vital role in this mission. Last year’s Give-A-Thon had a record number of partners who joined forces with KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station to raise much needed funds for Phoenix Children’s. Sponsors held cause-related marketing campaigns leading up to the event and brought checks to Give-A-thon to donate live on-air.
We ask you to consider partnering with KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station FM and Phoenix Children’s Hospital for this special media event. Not only will you offer much-needed support to patient families, your company and employees will have the satisfaction of taking part in this fun and rewarding event. A partnership with KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station strong media platform and the highly-regarded Phoenix Children’s Hospital will help set your business apart in our community.