In October 2007 we took a couple to dinner. Lisa and Mike Lockaby were in town from South Carolina on radio business. Mike was a co-worker from a group of stations in Columbia, SC so we started talking about our mutual passion for radio. Then we started talking about Children's Miracle Network. By the end of that dinner they were hooked!
Lisa and her friend Linda Gatti have been coming for our "Kicks Cares For Kids" Celebration for Children's Miracle Network every year. And up until this year, they have been paying their own airfare, etc. to get here! Lisa trains all of our phone volunteers and spends the 4 days of Celebration getting up early and going to bed late and helping us in every way she possibly can "for the babies" she says.
Linda spends the year collecting ALL of the items for the auction on www.biddingforgood.com/kicks
and we raise thousands of dollars from it each year! Once again, she says she does it "for the babies."
These wonderful women do not live here. This is not their community, neighborhood or even STATE! Yet they come in and help OUR children every year. Why? Because they love it here. Because they love Children's Miracle Network. Because they love the fun and the families that come to our Celebration at Music City Mall every February. Because they love "the babies". Because they are angels.