19th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon is underway

wwny 19th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Radiothon is underway

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It's the 19th Annual Children's Miracle Network Radiothon with the Border.

Each year the Border spends three days gathering donations from the community that will go toward local families with sick children.

The radiothon kicked off Wednesday at 6 a.m. and more than $5,000 of donations came in before noon.

This year’s efforts are dedicated to Storm Wood, a longtime fan of the Border who passed last year from muscular dystrophy.

Last year, Storm donated $1,000 to the cause and now those who match that donation will be dubbed "Storm's Angels."

Border host Johnny Spezzano brings in families that benefit from CMN to share their experiences.

"It's three days where you get to hear some stories and a lot of times they're not happy, they're kind of sad, but there is hope and we are making their lives better and you can see it when they come in here. The relief Children's Miracle Network provides for many of them is unimaginable," said Spezzano.

Last year's radiothon raised more than $100,000. The border hopes to do as well, if not better, this year.

To donate call 315-755-5437, or text the word “BORDERKIDS” to 51555, or click here.

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