Cottage Children’s Hospital Celebrates Miracles With 2012 Care for Kids Benefit

This is the second year that the annual fundraising event for Cottage Children’s Hospital will be broadcast for two days on local radio on K-Lite 101.7 FM and its sister Spanish station Radio Bronco 107.7 FM. The radio broadcast on Tuesday and Wednesday May 1 and 2 is from 6 am to 6 pm on K-Lite and 11 am to 6 pm on Radio Bronco.

Television station KEYT-Channel 3 will also devote its morning newscast from 5 am to 7 am and evening news from 5 pm to 7 pm on Tuesday, May 1 to the Care for Kids benefit.

The radio and TV broadcasts will showcase a number of touching stories about local children and teens who were treated by the doctors and nurses at Cottage Children’s Hospital. The broad range of services and advanced technology available at the hospital are made possible through community donations.

All of the money raised during the Care for Kids event will go directly to Cottage Children’s Hospital to fulfill its mission of serving the children on the Central Coast and surrounding communities.

Cottage Children’s Hospital provides more than $10 million in care to those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Donations can be made to Cottage Children’s Hospital by phone, online, and at various participating businesses in Santa Barbara County.

Paper “Miracle Balloons” are being sold at registers at Rite Aid, and as of May 1 will also be sold at Blenders in the Grass, Costco and Walmart.

Donation canisters can also be found at these local businesses:

* Ablitt’s Fine Cleaners and Launderers, 14 West Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara

* Complete Nutrition, 5782 Calle Real, Goleta

*Johnson Family Dental, 3906 State St, Suite 102 Santa Barbara

* Altamirano’s, 5838 Hollister Ave., Goleta or 422 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara

* Reyes Market, 4795 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria

* Mayo’s Carniceria & Tacos, 2704 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara

* Joyeria Latina Americana, 118 N. Milpas St., Santa Barbara

* Pizza Mizza, La Cumbre Plaza, Santa Barbara

* Rabobank, all branches in Santa Barbara County

Three former patients — Adrian Perez, Jorden Tuthill and Lauren Maslowski – are participating in the Cottage Kids Challenge, a social media fundraising effort.

For their stories and more information about ways to support Care for Kids and Cottage Children’s Hospital, visit:

Cottage Children’s Hospital is a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. CMN Hospitals partner with premier children’s hospitals across North America to help raise funds to assure that all children, regardless of family income, have access to high quality hospital services.

About Cottage Health System

The not-for-profit Cottage Health System is the parent organization of Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital (and its associated Cottage Children’s Hospital and Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital), Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital, and Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. CHS is guided by a 20-member volunteer board of directors from the greater-Santa Barbara community.

Last year, the Cottage hospitals provided inpatient care for 21,000 people, treated 66,000 patients through their 24-hour emergency departments and helped deliver 2,600 newborns.


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