BALTIMORE (WJZ)— In 25 years its raised over $17-million dollars for the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. The annual Mix 106.5 Radiothon is underway

Ron Matz reports its all about raising money for a place that touches the lives of about 100,000 children every year.

The Mix 106.5 Radiothon is a Baltimore tradition, raising important funds to help the kids at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

“This is really an effort that touches every corner of this community. This is the thing we’re most proud of, we’re talking to the community through the Mix 106.5 Radiothon,” said Dr. George Dover, Director of Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

“There isn’t a school in the community, there isn’t a neighborhood in this community that hasn’t been touched by the wonderful people at the Children’s Center,” said Dover.

A caring community, just ask Katie Jackson whose daughter Lucy spent six days here after surgery on her skull. Lucy’s doing great!

“Lucy recovered with the help of her doctors and her nurses. I’m grateful that we’re here and that this wonderful building is here and grateful for the people who make the miracles happen,” said Katie Jackson.

Maria Dennis can relate, one year ago she was diagnosed with leukemia.

“I was diagnosed with leukemia two weeks after the Radiothon last year. So this year is especially dear to my heart. We’re going to raise so much money for these kids, I know what it’s like to sit in that hospital room for months and months like these kids do so we’ve got to do it,” Dennis said.

“We have such a need. There’s so much we’re already doing. This is a fabulous place, but there’s so much more to do and these funds allow us to do just that,” said Dr. David Hackam, Surgeon in Chief.

The Mix 106.5 Radiothon continues through 8 o’clock Thursday night.

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