Meridian radio stations are participating in the Blair E. Batson Radiothon to support Mississippi's children's hospital. The radiothon continues through Friday.
Meridian stations 97 OKK, V 93.5, 106.9 The Buzz and 105.7 The Beat are involved. Jackson stations Y 101.7, US 96.3 and Mix 98.7 are broadcasting live from the lobby of the Batson Hospital.
You may donate to the cause by calling 1-888-681-5437.
"Last year, about 3,000 or 4,000 children in Lauderdale County used the services of Blair E. Batson Hospital, and that was regardless of their parents' ability to pay," said WOKK radio personality Sharkey. "So if your child went over there and you couldn't pay, Blair Batson paid for you. So somebody has to pay somewhere. So what we do is, we have you open your hearts and see if we can help Blair Batson pay that bill."
Sharkey says it's like paying a debt forward, because you never know when someone in your family might need the service.
The radiothon across the state raised about $188,000 last year.