Friday, March 14, 2014

At Primary Children's for the Best Fund Raiser Ever!

 So, this is me with Grant and Amanda, who do the early show (As in, I wake up to their friendly, newsy chatter every morning!) on our most popular radio station here in Utah, KSL.

KSL hosts a Radiothon every year at our local children's hospital, Primary Children's Medical Center.

Mr. P and I have been answering the phones for this event for more that 20 years.... we usually drag friends along, and this year my son Trevor and his wife Nell came up for their third time to help out.
Trevor and Nell are first in line, with my friend Robin and her Mr, on the other side of me.  Since Trevor and Nell's daughter spent a week at Primary's this past year, they had more enthusiasm than ever for this amazing charity event.

 Above, Doug Wright, the mid morning host, shares the live radio chatter with Grant and Amanda.

Here, Robin and I do a selfie while waiting for our phones to ring.  The radiothon did a different format this year, with just 8 hours on the phone to culminate an add campaign for the hospital that lasted a month, encouraging people to sign onto where they could become 'Miracle Makers', by signing up for monthly withdrawals from their credit cards.

The phones were far busier this year,as we started out the radiothon with the first two hour shift.  There was so much energy, it was a lot of fun!
Robin's Mr, is a huge KSL fan, and brought his bobble heads of Greg Wrubell and Doug Wright to get them signed ... here they are with their respective live specimens behind them!

There were also another 20 volunteers, including a bank of Spanish speakers manning phones, these two girls were right across the set up from us ... don't they just make you proud?  Me too!!

This is truly the best charity anywhere, every single dime you donate goes to charity care at the hospital.  The hospitals services 6 western states, and never turns away a sick child because of inability to pay.  You may have read my blog post about the Primary Children's Festival of Trees, in which we also participate. We love this hospital!  As I said its the best charity in the world!

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