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KTAR, Arizona Sports to host annual PCH Give-A-Thon this week

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PHOENIX – As they do every year, KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station are teaming up this week to raise money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the Bonneville Phoenix stations will be dedicating broadcast time to the Give-A-Thon, which raises money for the facility.

The 11th annual event will run 2-7 p.m. Wednesday and 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Last year, it brought in a record-breaking $1.7 million in 19 hours. Since 2009, the event has raised more than $12.8 million.

Listeners can call 602-933-4567 to donate or text “GIVE” to 411923 or 620620 for more details.

Anyone who becomes a Champion of Hope by pledging $20 per month will have a teddy bear delivered to a patient in their name. They will also receive a choice of a Papa John’s voucher for two medium pizzas or a Cobblestone Auto Spa full-service car wash.

More than 60 of the hospital’s programs are funded either entirely or in part through philanthropic efforts like the Give-A-Thon.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at five programs that help make the facility such an important part of the community:

1 Darn Cool School

The 1 Darn Cool School helps patients stay connected with their education during their hospital stay.

Child Life Zone

The Child Life Zone is a therapeutic space where patients can have fun, with games, crafts, music, movies and other activities.

Braeden’s Playground

Braeden’s Playground is an outdoor space where patients and their families can have fun together.

Emily Center Family Health Library

The Emily Center Family Health Library provides reliable medical information for patients as well as the community, for no charge.

Emergency Department

The hospital’s expanded emergency department, which opened a year ago, provides state-of-the-art care and service up to 100,000 patients annually.

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