SAVE THE DATE: N.C. Children's Promise Radiothon returns Nov. 21

The 12th annual N.C. Children's Hospital Radiothon is on Thursday, November 21. Curtis Media Group radio stations will broadcast live from the N.C. Children's Hospital lobby, bringing you the stories of some super kids. Meet four who epitomize what it is to be an everyday superhero.

The 12th annual Radiothon will take place Thursday, November 21, as supporters from across the state gather at N.C. Children's Hospital. The daylong event features live broadcasts from the Children’s lobby by Curtis Media Group radio stations. As our media partners air poignant stories from our patients, families and their caregivers from 6 a.m. through 10 p.m., volunteers take calls, pledges and online gifts, raising vital funds to support our cutting-edge services and programs.

This year, we are featuring eight superhero kids, actual patients who receive care at N.C. Children's Hospital and benefit from the money raised during the Radiothon. Last month, we introduced the first four superheroes in our October preview. This month, we present four more. Please consider making a gift this Radiothon to support these eight patients and the thousands of others like them who come through our doors each year. And join us virtually on the 21st by following the day's highlights on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to having you with us!

Meet our Superheroes


Age: 2   Hometown: Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

MaryJane is full of energy and smiles! She’s been a Children’s Hospital patient since she was born, and she’s the first patient at UNC Health Care to be diagnosed with the rare tetrasomy 18p.



Age: 9   Hometown: Greensboro, N.C.

Alejandra loves math and art. She is one of five kids in her family, who come from Greensboro so that Alejandra can receive cardiac care at N.C. Children’s Hospital.



Age:  Hometown: Jacksonville, N.C.

Little Sammy loves to make people laugh. His is a mystery diagnosis, causing his digestive tract to malfunction, leading to inpatient stays that have lasted anywhere from six weeks to four months.



Age: 7    Hometown: Little Washington, N.C.

Alyssa's cystic fibrosis diagnosis has done nothing to dampen her fun-loving, easy-going personality.

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