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KTAR, Arizona Sports host annual fundraiser for Phoenix Children’s

Aug 16, 2021, 4:35 AM | Updated: Aug 20, 2021, 12:38 pm

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Children's)...

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Children's)

(Facebook Photo/Phoenix Children's)

PHOENIX — Phoenix Children’s treated more than 175,000 patients last year. There were almost 500,000 outpatient visits and 55,000 emergency room visits.

The hospital needs your help to continue its lifesaving work.

This week, the 13th annual Phoenix Children’s Hospital Give-A-Thon, presented by Valley Hyundai Dealers, takes place on KTAR News 92.3 FM and 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station.

The event will air at various times on all shows throughout the week. On KTAR News 92.3 FM, it will air daily between 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. and between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station excluding Friday, when coverage will conclude at 1 p.m.

Every show will dedicate one segment per day to the hospital and its services.

“We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with KTAR & Arizona Sports,” Steve Schnall, senior vice President and chief development officer at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation, said.

“These funds go a long way in helping the patients who need it most at Phoenix Children’s. Every donation counts and gets us closer to our goal.”

The hospital is looking for Champions of Hope to pledge $20 per month.

Those who do will have a teddy bear delivered to a patient in their name on the TRANE Teddy Bear Express. They will also receive a choice of a Papa John’s $20 online voucher or a $20 gift card to Super Star Car Cash.

Call 602-933-4567, text “GIVE” to 411923 or 620620, or visit here to donate and receive more details.

As the the largest radio hospital fundraiser in the country, the fundraiser last year broke a record with $1.9 million in donations. Since 2009, it has raised more than $16.5 million.

The goal this year is to raise $2 million for the first time in history.

U.S. News and World Report ranked Phoenix Children’s as the best pediatric hospital in Arizona and the second-best in the Southwest for 2021-22.

For the fifth time in the 15 years of the website’s annual rankings, Phoenix Children’s made it into the top 50 nationally for each of the 10 specialties.

With hundreds of thousands of patients and visits, PCH continues to need help, particularly as COVID-19 continues to create uncertainty and extra expenses in the health care system.

Be a Champion of Hope this week and help save lives.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

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KTAR, Arizona Sports host annual fundraiser for Phoenix Children’s