Children’s of Mississippi held its 22nd annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon Broadcast in Jackson, Miss., Friday, March 3. Radio DJs from the state gathered at the hospital and broadcasted their shows live to encourage listeners to give donations to the state’s only children’s hospital.

This year, the Radiothon raised $401,703.

The event has raised more than $7 million for the hospital since its inception in 2001, according to UMMC’s website.

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Eric J. Shelton was a 2018 corps member in Report for America, and joined the team as our first photojournalist. A native of Columbia, Miss., Eric earned his bachelor’s in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a multimedia journalist for Abilene Reporter-News, chief photographer for the Hattiesburg American and photo editor for the Killeen Daily Herald before joining our team June 2018. He rejoined Mississippi Today as our health photojournalist in January 2022.