At Farris, Riley & Pitt, we are committed to improving the quality of life for our clients as well as members of our community. One of the ways we like to give back is through our sponsorship of the Children’s Miracle Network Music & Miracles Radiothon, an annual fundraiser that features local children sharing stories of how they overcame serious illnesses and injuries.
For the past seven years, the Radiothon has broadcasted live from the McWane Lobby at Children’s of Alabama. During the two-day event, listeners tune in to iHeartMedia stations Magic 96.5 and 103.7 The Q to hear the heart-warming stories of these brave youngsters, and also learn about the work that goes on inside the walls of Children’s through interviews with some of the doctors nurses and other health care providers who work there.
Our attorneys and staff members participate in the event by taking phone calls and donations from listeners who are moved to show their support for the children and families at the hospital.
Things got pretty interesting at this year’s Radiothon though, when Magic 96.5 DJ Rob Conrad shaved his head during the live broadcast. Dr. Fred Goldman, one of the hospital’s top pediatric hematologist-oncologists, challenged the radio audience that if someone matched his $2,000 donation, he’d shave his head. So Rob stepped up and said he’d let he’d let the kids shave his head too. Madigan Brasher, a patient at Children’s of Alabama, got the honor of cutting Rob’s hair off for her 15th birthday. Everyone in attendance sang “Happy Birthday” to her after she finished the job.
The Music & Miracles Radiothon has raised more than $1 million for Alabama’s ill and injured children.
About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 42 other states and 10 foreign countries last year, representing more than 653,000 outpatient visits and nearly 14,000 inpatient admissions.
With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery.
Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children.
It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. For more information, visit http://www.childrensal.org
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that’s one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open.
Our Commitment to Local Children in Need
Through leadership and service roles with local non-profit organizations, our attorneys and staff members seek to make a positive difference in the lives of others in our local community. At Farris, Riley & Pitt, we take pride in applying our time skills and resources toward directly helping children in Alabama with life threatening injuries and illnesses.