In 1990 Kevin Phillips, a young radio announcer at KKMK and KKLS in Rapid City, went to a meeting to hear about a new fundraising idea.
“They were saying, ‘We’re going to race ducks down Rapid Creek and raise money for Children’s Miracle Network!’ Everybody got all excited,” he remembered. “Finally I raised my hand and asked, ‘Are we talking real ducks?’ … Nobody in the meeting had said anything about rubber ducks. Not once!”
Twenty-nine years and $2.3 million later, Kevin Phillips probably knows more about duck racing than anyone. He is the voice -- and the heart -- of the Great Black Hills Duck Race. He’s been involved all 28 past races, and he’ll be there July 29 for this year’s event. His grandson was a Children’s Miracle Network Champion. He has seen other young Champions overcome serious health problems and grow into healthy adults.
Regional Health is an integrated health care system with the purpose of helping patients and communities live well. The organization, with headquarters in Rapid City, S.D., provides community-based health care in more than 20 communities in two states and 32 specialty areas of medicine. As the largest private employer in western South Dakota, Regional Health comprises five hospitals, 24 clinic locations and employs nearly 5,000 physicians and caregivers. Regional Health is committed to the future of medicine, with medical training partnerships, a medical residency program, and more than 130 active research studies.
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