Letter to NEHS Alum Earns Surprise Gift

EUGENE, Ore. — The Kids Helping Kids pageants get underway this week and hundreds of students from throughout the area will take part over the coming months. Each contestant is expected to raise $2,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network. Jordan Litalien is competing for Mr. North. Jordan the girl he’s partnered with for the pageant … Continue reading »

Radiothon Raises $55,347 for CMN

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Children’s Miracle Network and KEZI 9 News would like to thank everyone who donated during the KOOL Cares for Kids Radiothon last week. More than $55,000 was raised for the Children’s Miracle Network. Thursday and Friday, KEZI 9 News teamed up with 99.1 FM and KPNW 1120 AM to collect donations. The … Continue reading »

KOOL 99.1 FM Holds Fundraiser for NICU

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — You may have heard some familiar voices on the radio Thursday. KEZI 9 News took over the airwaves of KOOL 99.1 for the KOOL Cares for Kids Radiothon. Listeners were challenged to call in and donate for the Children’s Miracle Network, which buys equipment for the neonatal intensive care unit. “In the … Continue reading »

Children’s Miracle Network Helps NICU

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is experiencing record numbers of babies in its neonatal intensive care unit. At one point last week, there were 36 babies in the NICU. They’re all receiving great treatment, but those working in the NICU say this just highlights the need for more equipment as the … Continue reading »

Mr. Irish Supports Kids Helping Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — Kids Helping Kids started 21 years ago at Sheldon High School. The program’s grown since the first Mr. Irish pageant, expanding into nearly 20 local high schools and raising millions of dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network. It’s always the first pageant of the season and just this weekend, the school crowned … Continue reading »

Students Prep for Mr. Wolverine

EUGENE, Ore. — The Kids Helping Kids pageants raised nearly $400,000 last year, but this year one school hopes to make more than any of the others. “We have a goal of $50,000, which is the most we would ever have raised at Willamette High School,” said Lanae Gayle, Mr. Wolverine Head Coordinator. In fact, … Continue reading »

Kids Helping Kids: Students Tour NICU

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Kids Helping Kids pageant season kicked off this weekend when Sheldon High School crowned its Mr. Irish. These pageants are more than just a popularity contest. They raise money for Children’s Miracle Network–money that stays here in Lane County. Over the next few days, KEZI 9 News is going to show … Continue reading »

Kids Helping Kids: Kickoff Conference

PLEASANT HILL, Ore. — Local high school students raised nearly $390,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network last year through Kids Helping Kids pageants, like Mr. Lancer, Mr. Wolverine and Mr. LHS. This year’s efforts at the 2013 Kids Helping Kids Kickoff Conference. The buses came as far as Reedsport. Before things even got started Monday … Continue reading »