Thank you for your support!
Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who helped make the 2022 KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station Give-A-Thon a success, including our brave patients and their families, our tireless phone bank volunteers, and the amazing on-air talent at KTAR News and Arizona’s Sports Station. Together, we raised a record-breaking $2,038,532 to support Phoenix Children’s patients and their families!
We’re also grateful for the support of our co-presenting sponsors—Valley Hyundai Dealers and Ak-Chin Indian Community—and our partners, Desert Financial Credit Union, Trane Heating and Cooling, Mattamy Homes, Ace Hardware, Carl’s Jr., Red Bird Farms, Spinato’s Pizzeria, The UPS Stores, American Textile Recycling Services, Angry Crab Shack, AZ Kidz Experience, On Q Financial, Oregano’s, Panda Express, Papa Johns Pizza, Toll Brothers | Sterling Grove, Walgreens and Walmart.
Every day, sick and injured kids come to Phoenix Children’s for lifesaving care. The generous support of our Give-A-Thon donors, sponsors and partners makes it possible for us to bring hope and healing to our young patients and their families. Thank you!
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.
Now in its 22nd year, Give-A-Thon is the country’s largest radiothon for a children’s hospital. Last year’s event raised $1.8 million for Phoenix Children’s Hope Fund, a critical source of funding for the areas of greatest need.
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 generous donors and partners, we could not provide the lifesaving care Phoenix Children’s is renowned for.
Our Give-A-Thon fundraising goal this year is $2 million, which we know is achievable with the help of caring people like you. We hope you’ll join us and make this year’s Give-A-Thon another amazing success.
KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station listeners, online users and sponsors play a vital role in Give-A-Thon. Last year’s event had a record number of partners who joined forces with the stations 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 and Phoenix Children’s for this special media event. Not only will you offer much-needed support to patient families, but your company and employees will have the satisfaction of taking part in this fun and rewarding event. A partnership with the stations’ strong media platform and the highly regarded Phoenix Children’s health system will help set your business apart.