Current and future Barton County children living with cancer will again be the beneficiaries of the 3rd Annual Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Radiothon from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8th. The Eagle Radio Radiothon will be broadcast live on all three Great Bend Eagle stations including 100.7 Eagle Country KHOK, 1590 AM KVGB, B 104.3, KVGB FM, and Hull Radio Station 106.9 FM KBGL. Kans for Kids provides both emotional and financial support for families dealing with childhood cancer in Barton County.
Listeners will have the opportunity to hear the stories of many of the 28 families who have been assisted by Kans for Kids. Since its inception in 1994, Kans for Kids has assisted 16 children from Great Bend, eight from Hoisington, three from Ellinwood and one from Claflin. “These kids are all super heroes. They’ve been through more in their young lives than is imaginable. Listening to their stories is such an inspiration,” said Debbie Reif, who along with her husband Duane are co-directors of Kans for Kids. “These kids and their families are your friends, your neighbors, your co-workers. We hope everyone will tune in and listen. It will truly touch your heart and make a difference in your life.”
On Friday, March 8th, one can pledge their support by calling 620-562-KIDS (5437). There is something new this year. Listeners will also have an opportunity to use text messaging if they so desire by texting their pledge at the same number listed above.
The phones will be manned by members of the Kans for Kids Board of directors, an all volunteer group of 11 people from all around Barton County according to Duane Reif.
An added bonus for all those pledging their support to Kans for Kids this year will include drawings throughout the day with a drawing for an iPad held at the end of the day for one lucky winner. The names of all those making a pledge will be in the drawing.
Kans for Kids is currently providing assistance to two Barton County families. Bryce Steiner, 18, Claflin, was diagnosed with B-Cell Non Hodgkin’s lymphoma in November of 2012 and has been undergoing treatment at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He will be completing his treatment in the very near future. He is the son of Chris and Tammie Steiner, Claflin, and a senior at Central Plains High School. Kadin White, 10, Great Bend was diagnosed with leukemia (ALL) in October of 2012. He is currently in a 2.5 year regimen of chemotherapy in Wichita. He is the son of Dustin and Briana White, Great Bend, and attends school at Lincoln Elementary in Great Bend. Kadin was also born with Down Syndrome.
For more information on Kans for Kids Fighting Cancer Foundation or the radiothon go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDQ5u5su3-c or www.kans4kidsfoundation.org or call 620-653-2210.