Summer fun, Trust-style
Thanks to the efforts of more than 2,300 walkers, the third annual Miles for Miracles walk raised $620,000 for Children's Hospital Boston on Saturday, June 18. Participants, including many patient families and hospital employees, took either the two- or seven-mile path along the Charles River as part of a record 158 walk teams, including 24 employee teams. The event was supported by many generous sponsors, including Kohl's, Aquafina, Stride Rite, WBZ Newsradio 1030, Mix 98-5, CambridgeSide Galleria, Credit Unions of Massachusetts, Dunkin Donuts, The Improper Bostonian and The Allied Group.
Also in its third year, the Mix 98-5 Cares for Kids Radiothon raised more than $1 million for Children's. The event, held July 14 and 15 in the Patient Entertainment Center, featured Mix on-air talent including, John Lander, Kelly Malone, Wendy Filosi, Erin O'Malley, Gregg Daniels and Sue Brady. Funds raised through the Radiothon benefit the Children's Fund, supporting the hospital's areas of greatest need. Thank you to employees who volunteered, patients who shared their stories and all who made pledges.