Annual Dick and Dave radiothon serves kids with the Children’s Miracle Network

ROANOKE, Va. – Dick & Dave’s Miracle Day fundraiser took place Friday. The 12-hour-long radiothon began at 6 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m.

This was a day where they got to spend time meeting local families, sharing their stories, and raising money for a good cause.

This is the 21st year that Q99 is raising money for local children. All the money raised from the radiothon supports children through the Children’s Miracle Network through Carilion Children’s.

The radio hosts said so far, they have raised $2.6 million.

“This is a tremendous fundraiser for our hospital, the giraffe beds that are $85,000 on the pediatric floor,” Macy Wear with Carilion Children’s said.

They help provide critical medical equipment and services for the NICU and pediatric units at Carilion Children’s.

“We do this because it’s an important project for kids in our community,” Dick Daniels with Q99 said.

The money is also used for things that make these children feel like kids, such as toys and games.

“People really connect when we talk about families in the hospital,” Daniels said.

Meredith Burrows is one mom who takes part in Miracle Day, and she’s been doing this for 8 years.

“Seeing all the donations come in, hearing stories of how Children’s Miracle Network impacted families is huge. We are allowing families to stay here to receive treatment,” Burrows said.

Meredith’s daughter Meg was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called CTBP1.

Meredith is grateful people are donating to Children’s Miracle Network, which helped her daughter.

“Meg had a full spinal fusion in October of 2023 which truly saved her life, she’s a very happy 10-year-old,” Burrows said.

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