Upstate News

May 23, 2000
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Children’s Miracle Network Champions Broadcast 2000 to air June 4

A one-day broadcast and more live coverage from University Hospital are a few of the changes in store for this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Champions Broadcast 2000. WIXT News Channel 9 will present the daylong broadcast Sunday, June 4.

Representatives from area businesses, corporations, health care facilities, schools and community groups will visit the WIXT studios and University Hospital’s pediatric unit 4A to present their contributions.

Spotlights on the medical care provided to children at University and Crouse hospitals will be seen through videotaped “miracle moment” vignettes. Featured as miracle moment children are Kyle Coggi, 8, of Camillus; Tyler Donegan, 16, of South Rutland; 5 month-old Brittani Bozeat of Mottville, Matthew Saur, 18, of Syracuse; and Joseph Seamans, 16, of Liverpool.

The broadcast also will highlight a new telemedicine initiative to enhance pediatric care in Central New York and University Hospital’s Parent Advisory Council, which has served as a national model of families helping families in a hospital setting. The broadcast also will spotlight new equipment and pediatric services provided through Children’s Miracle Network funding.

Local segments of the broadcast will be hosted by WIXT personalities Carrie Lazarus, Rod Wood, Doug Logan, Dave Eichorn, Dan Cummings and Alisa Parenti. 93Q’s radio personalities Ted Long and Amy Robbins will make appearances. WIXT’s Christie Casciano and Rick Gary will provide live cut-ins from the Wyndham Syracuse at a Kiwanis’ (Ontario Division) and Wyndham-sponsored pancake breakfast. The broadcast will feature live patient interviews at University Hospital.

The Children’s Miracle Network Champions Broadcast 2000 is part of the national effort by the Osmond Foundation to raise funds to benefit hospitalized children worldwide. The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) is presented locally by the Upstate Medical University Foundation Inc. and WIXT News Channel 9. Radio station 93Q serves as the promotional sponsor. All money raised locally through the broadcast and other Children’s Miracle Network fundraising events remains in Central New York to benefit the children who receive their care at University and Crouse hospitals. For more information about the Children’s Miracle Network, call the Upstate Medical University Foundation Inc. at (315) 464-4416

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