Legendary Tejano radio personality Jonny Ramirez continues his philanthropic work with Miracle Kids to benefit the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
Ramirez, who spent over 20 years entertaining Tejano music listeners, is leveraging his celebrity power to raise money online for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, the city’s only non-profit, free-standing pediatric hospital.
Beginning November 9, 2016, fans of Ramirez will be encouraged to log on to www.jonnyramirezmiraclekids.org and become an honorary “Miracle Maker” by donating at least $240 annually (or $20 monthly).
In this inaugural year, Ramirez hopes to raise $25,000 for children in need.
“Although I am no longer on the radio, I have not forgotten about the great community of San Antonio and the wonderful support of all the charitable causes we organized throughout the years,” said Ramirez in a press release. “I miss being on the radio and now sell Harley Davidson motorcycles for a living, but I still have a soft spot for our future, our kids!”
For the previous 13 years, Ramirez spearheaded The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothon which raised over $1.6 Million for sick children at the hospital. This year’s event will take place online at www.JonnyRamirezMiracleKids.org. From here, fans can follow instructions to donate to The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, the charitable arm of the hospital.
Ramirez will focus on spreading the message using videos and digital platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to actively engage followers.
“Sadly there are still many families who cannot afford quality healthcare and children who suffer through life debilitating diseases,” added Ramirez. “I truly believe San Antonio has a generous heart. Let’s once again unite for another great cause and bring OUR community together to help the children of San Antonio.”
“We are grateful to Jonny Ramirez for his lasting commitment to provide hope and healing for our children,” said John Bel, president, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation. “The funds raised from this campaign make it possible for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio to provide world-class, exceptional care for our children and their families, regardless of their ability to pay.”
Ramirez worked 23 years as a local Tejano music morning host and has moved on to charity fundraising on his social networks. His involvement with The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals radiothon for 13 years helped raise over $1.6 million dollars for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio.
The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation was founded in 1955 to support The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio (formerly CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital).The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is the first free-standing hospital in San Antonio solely dedicated to the care of children. Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio is owned by CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System. Founded in 1869 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word of Houston and San Antonio, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa is a Catholic, faith-based, nonprofit health and wellness ministry dedicated to extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ and providing the highest quality medical care and services available. As one of the top health care organizations in South-Central Texas, CHRISTUS Santa Rosa has five hospital campuses, with campuses located in downtown San Antonio, the South Texas Medical Center, in New Braunfels, in Westover Hills, and a short-stay surgical hospital in Alamo Heights. For additional information on The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio Foundation, visit www.childrenshospitalsafoundation.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/chosafoundation, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/csrfoundations.