How can we say, "Thank You" enough for your participation in this year's Children's Miracle Network Radiothon?  The hours invested on air: 12...behind the scenes? COUNTLESS!!   The dollars raised:  $52,667 !!  We exceeded our goal with your help.  How can we say, "Thank You", enough to the scores of you who called in with your donations?

Let's try this.   Gracias, Merci, Grazie, Danke, Bedankt, Obrigado, Teşekkürler, Спасибо,  xiè xiè, Cảm ơn, Dzięki, Hvala, Tak, Děkuji vám, Tänan, Kiitos, Mahalo, Thank you!   Does that cover it?  Not even close.

Thanks to the title sponsor, Ace Hardware, for underwriting the show.  They have been local and national sponsors and monster money-makers for some time now. Thanks to Academy Mortgage, Yakima Steak Company, and Coca-cola bottling of Yakima and the Tri-Cities for their hourly support.  And a big thanks to our phone bank and hourly sponsors: Tieton Village Drugs, Southwest Rotary, Yakima Federal Savings & Loan, Valley Title,  Fitterer's Furniture, John L. Scott, BBM Financial, Howard's Medical Supply, Yakima Waste, Florence Wight Guild, Youth Works & Northwest Asphalt Striping and Sealing.

And an especially big thanks to the Memorial Foundation workers and volunteers, Linday and Lindsey, Heather, and Townsquare Media's own superstar Jessi Carolus for their MONTHS of work.

Putting us on the air and keeping us there -THANKS to Jacksonian, Brian, Lance Tormey, John Riggs and Sarah J.

Whew...maybe it DOES take a village to support our amazing Children's Village!  AND the Birthing Place, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and the Pediatrics program too!

We met some amazing families, heard some heartwarming and some heartbreaking stories. We laughed a lot and saw a tear or two fall as well.  For a lot of folks, we provided an easy vehicle for them to give of their natural generosity, and for that, we are profoundly grateful.  We also hope we rekindled a sense of pride in community for all who listened in or learned of our success.  Thanks for helping, thanks for giving, thanks for encouraging, and thanks for helping the kids and making Yakima a better place.

I'm so proud of you all!  --Dave

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