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KOOL 99.1 Radiothon Raises Money for CMN

CMN radiothonEUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 15,000 kids are treated at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center every year, and Children’s Miracle Network is trying to raise money Thursday and Friday to help treat them.

The KOOL 99.1 Radioathon wraps up at 6 p.m. Thursday, but then kicks off again Friday at 6 a.m.

KEZI 9 News Anchors Matt Templeman and Renee McCullough were honored to take the morning shift Thursday, and they’ll be back Friday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

There are about 25 babies in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, just a fraction of the 550 to 600 kids they treat every year.

Children’s Miracle Network uses money from the radiothon to buy everything from medical equipment to toys to make the kids stay more comfortable.

“One isolette that houses a baby, it really simulates the womb. A lot of babies spend months and months in those–that’s about $35,000. So equipment is expensive. And just a couple months ago that unit was so busy that we were running out of isolettes,” said Alexa Sharps, Children’s Miracle Network Director.

Sharps says they hope to raise $60,000 to $70,000 between Thursday and Friday.

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