Upstate News

May 18, 1999
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

Children’s Miracle Network Champions Broadcast to be Aired June 5 and 6 on WIXT News Channel 9

The Children’s Miracle Network Champions Broadcast will be broadcast live from WIXT News Channel 9 studios beginning Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. through Sunday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

Local segments of the broadcast will be hosted live from WIXT studios by News Channel 9 personalities Carrie Lazarus, Rod Wood, Doug Logan, Dave Eichorn, Dan Cummings and 93Q radio personalities Ted Long and Amy Robbins.

On Sunday, WIXT’s Christie Casciano and Rick Gary will provide live remote coverage from the Persian Terrace in the Radisson Plaza-Hotel Syracuse at a Kiwanis’ (Ontario Division) sponsored Pancake Breakfast. Also Sunday, WIXT’s Alisa Parente will provide live remote coverage from University Hospital.

Representatives from area business, corporations, health care facilities and community groups will visit the News Channel 9 studio to present their contributions throughout the broadcast.

The broadcast also spotlights the medical care provided to children at University and Crouse hospitals through videotaped “miracle moment” vignettes. Featured among the 1999 Miracle Moments children are Destiney Bales, 2, of Watertown; Soniece Crudup, 5, of Syracuse; Aidan Franits, 2, of Syracuse; Neil Horan, 4, of Manlius; and Lauren Williams of Rome.

Central New York’s coverage of the Children’s Miracle Network Champion Broadcast 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 Health Science Center Foundation at Syracuse and WIXT New Channel 9. Radio station 93Q serves as a promotional sponsor.

The CMN is unique in that all money raised locally remains in Central New York to benefit the children who receive care at University Hospital of the State University of New York Health Science Center at Syracuse and at Crouse Hospital.

Since the CMN was first broadcast to the Central New York audience in 1985, more than $6 million has been raised to enhance pediatric patient care and medical research at University and Crouse hospitals.

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