Maryland Rx Card volunteers to help Children’s National Medical Center raise over $175,000

From Chris Woodrum:

“I had the pleasure of volunteering during a CMN Radiothon fundraiser at Children’s National on March 9th & 10th.  I worked 5 hours Thursday, and, although we had a snow event Friday, I did make it in to DC to work for another 5 hours.

I spent time phoning contributors from last year, asking for their donations this year. One of my calls was to a prior donor living in Seattle, Washington.  Now bear in mind, I was making these calls right after 9AM EST. As the phone rang, it dawned on me that it was only 6am Seattle time (PST.).  Well, not only did this gentleman pick up his phone, and as I apologized for the early wake up call, he said no worries, let me get my wallet.   You can’t imagine the feeling you get from calling these folks, and getting contributions to such a worthy cause.

I met the radiothon hosts, “the stars of Q102”, the other volunteers, and two children who have benefited from CMN.  It humbles you to meet these children, hear their stories, and sense their gratitude.  It is truly beyond comprehension to know the suffering they have gone through, and yet see and hear their positive attitudes, and hope for the future.  Lisa, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at age 8, had completed 14 rounds of chemotherapy, had an above the knee amputation, and now, at age 13, she is playing field hockey and basketball, thanks to the contributions of CMN and the skill of Children’s National.

The radiothon raised over $175,000 and yes, I’d volunteer again in a heartbeat.  I was very proud to be part of this event.

 

From Brittany Scribner:

“The Children’s National Radiothon was an amazing experience. We mailed t-shirts out to new former donors and we made outbound calls to recurring and potential donors. The interaction with the children(toddlers-teenagers) was a humbling experience to see how blessed I am. I met with and took pictures with the Chris and Rosie from Q102 radio station and saw the Ryan Seacrest radio station.  I would love to do something like this again and I’m very appreciative that I was able to be a part of the Children’s National Radiothon this year.

 

Christine Woodrum & Rosie with Q102 (Radio Personality).
Christine Woodrum & Rosie with Q102 (Radio Personality).

Christine Woodrum and Brittany Scriber making calls to contributors from last year.
Christine Woodrum and Brittany Scriber making calls to contributors from last year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sasha Dutton (Children’s National CMN Contact), Christine Woodrum & Brittany Scribner
Sasha Dutton (Children’s National CMN Contact), Christine Woodrum & Brittany Scribner

Christine Woodrum, Brianna (running for Miss D.C.) and Brittany Scribner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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