BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — KGET 17 News partnered with Telemundo Valle Central, 101.5 KGFM and 96.9 La Caliente to help raise money to improve medical care for children in Kern County. As of 12 p.m., $133,701 has been raised so far in this year’s Children’s Miracle Network Day of Giving pledge drive benefitting the Lauren Small Children’s Center.
Residents can still donate by clicking here or texting KGET to 51555.
The annual Children’s Miracle Network Day of Giving was held on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the KGET 17 studios. Anchors Jim Scott and Tami Mlcoch hosted the event, which supports children who are cared for at the Lauren Small Children’s Center at Memorial Hospital.
Stories about local kids and their families were shared throughout the day to encourage viewers to “put their money where the miracles are.” Viewers were asked to help make a difference by making a donation.
“Our community has always been committed to the kids and the CMN Day of Giving, and in this year of uncertainty, we hope that commitment remains stronger than ever,” said Robin Woodward, program director of CMN at Memorial Hospital.
To assist in the giving efforts, sponsors Chevron, Valley Strong Credit Union and Walter Mortensen Insurance gave matching donations. All money raised will help children at the Lauren Small Children’s Center.