Alice Cares for Kids Radiothon

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Listen to Alice 105.9 February 8th and 9th, 2018 from 6am to 6pm from the comfort of your office, car or home to hear stories of hope and courage from brave Children's Hospital Colorado patients and families, and pledge your support to the kids. Because of you, kids are living healthier lives. Alice Cares for Kids Radiothon supports children and their families who depend on the world-class care Children’s Colorado provides.

For two days, Alice 105.9 will break from its normal format to broadcast stories of hope and courage live from the atrium of Children’s Hospital Colorado. Find ways you can help and meet the kids below.

Ways You Can Help

  • Call 1-800-458-5437 (KIDS)
  • Donate Online
  • Fundraise
  • Use #Alice4Kids on social media to spread the message!
  • Connect with Children's Hospital Foundation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Connect with Alice 105.9 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Send a message to your friends and family asking them to listen with you.
  • Tune in to Alice 105.9 in the work room or break room. Schedule a Miracle Break!
  • Consider changing your hold music to Alice 105.9 during work hours Feb. 8th and 9th, from 6am to 6pm. What a great way to tell your customers you support Children's Colorado!
  • Join us in giving. You can make a gift online at AliceCaresForKids.org.

See pictures from Alice Cares for Kids past and present. 

Alice 105.9's Cares for Kids is brought to you by Marriott to benefit Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Meet The Kids

Maelle

At the age of 4, Maelle developed severe headaches and her eyes began crossing, impacting her vision. She was referred to Children’s Hospital Colorado where she was diagnosed with a tumor on her optic nerve. Maelle underwent surgery, followed by chemotherapy to prevent further tumor growth.

Austin

Austin had a major four-wheeling accident in August 2017. He was ambulanced to the emergency department of Children’s Colorado, where he had exploratory surgery, which uncovered three tears in his colon. 

Markus

Markus, age 13: What started as knee pain turned into a nightmare for Markus and his family. After an X-ray revealed a mass in his leg, Markus was diagnosed with osteosarcoma – a rare form of bone cancer.

Ben

When Ben was 2 weeks old, his father, Jeff, was carrying him and tripped over their Golden Retriever, falling down the stairs. Ben suffered a head injury that resulted in a stroke. They went to Children’s Colorado where was intubated due to frequent seizures. He stayed at the NICU for 2 weeks.

Jason

In 1995, 20-year-old Jason Kotas was a college basketball player in Virginia when doctors found a softball-sized tumor behind his lung. He flew to Denver to be with his family.

Jacob

All his life, Jacob lived with a mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder affecting the body’s mitochondrial cells. He spent much of his life at Children's Hospital Colorado; one year he was there for more than 130 days. It became his – and his family’s - second home.

Trinity

Life was totally normal for Trinity until April 2017. While standing around a bonfire with friends in Granby, Colo., a wind picked up and carried the fire, burning 25 percent of Trinity’s body. Flight for Life transported Trinity to Children’s Colorado.

Rhiannon

At 15, Rhiannon had just made the cheerleading squad at her high school in Monte Vista. During her sports physical, doctors discovered small red spots on her arm, called petechiae, which turned out to be symptoms of a more serious condition. 

About Children's Hospital Colorado

Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has defined and delivered pediatric health care excellence for more than 100 years. Founded in 1908, Children’s Colorado is a leading pediatric network entirely devoted to the health and well-being of children. Continually acknowledged as one of the nation’s outstanding pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and ranked on its Best Children’s Hospitals 2016-17 Honor Roll, Children’s Colorado is known for both its nationally and internationally recognized medical, research, education and advocacy programs, as well as comprehensive everyday care for kids throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Children’s Colorado is the winner of the 2015 American Hospital Association-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize, and is a 2013-2016 Most Wired hospital according to Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. Children’s Colorado also is recognized for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Centers and has been designated a Magnet® hospital since 2005. The hospital’s family-centered, collaborative approach combines the nation’s top pediatric doctors, nurses and researchers to pioneer new approaches to pediatric medicine. With urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Metro Denver and Southern Colorado, including its campus on the Anschutz Medical Campus, Children’s Colorado provides a full spectrum of pediatric specialties. For more information, visit www.childrenscolorado.org and connect with Children’s Colorado on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.

Children’s Hospital Colorado complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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