Des Moines Radio Group’s Star 102.5 KSTZ Des Moines raised $223,158.68 during its 13th Annual Big Ken and Colleen’s Kids Radiothon, held 5/26-27. All donations benefit patients and families who receive care at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, where the radiothon is held.
The non-profit Children’s Miracle Network generates funds and awareness programs in partnership with member hospitals/foundations and the children they serve. It raises funds for 170+ hospitals around the country, with the donations treating more than 140,000 children a year at University of Iowa Children’s Hospital alone.
Big Ken and Colleen’s Kids began in 1999 as a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network and the U of I Hospital. In the past 13 years, over 2.5 million dollars have been raised.