Extra! Extra! 24th Annual Kids' NewsDay Hits San Diego

Some familiar faces, including our "NBC 7 News Today" team will be selling newspapers on the streets on Oct. 22

Here’s some big news: On Tuesday, Oct. 22, a special-edition newspaper sold by familiar faces on the streets of San Diego will benefit the courageous patients at Rady Children’s Hospital.

It’s all part of the 24th Annual U-T Kids’ NewsDay. Every year, U-T San Diego prints a special edition section dedicated to the young, brave patients at Rady Children’s Hospital. The newspapers, which cost $1, are sold on the streets by volunteers wearing bright-yellow aprons, and all proceeds benefit the hospital.

NBC 7 San Diego is a longtime partner and supporter of Rady Children’s Hospital and Kids’ NewsDay. Each year, we put our reporters and anchors to work selling newspapers on the streets on this very important day.

This year, our “NBC 7 News Today” team – including Marianne Kushi, Jason Austell, Whitney Southwick and Jodi Kodesh – will sell newspapers throughout the morning on Broadway Circle in downtown San Diego, just outside our NBC 7 studio.

From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., NBC 7 anchor Monica Dean will sell the newspapers at the Starbucks off Scripps Poway Parkway in the Vons shopping center. Other members of the NBC 7 news team will join in and hock newspapers throughout the day as well.

So remember to have one dollar handy on Tuesday to buy a newspaper and donate to the cause. By the way, each purposeful paper comes with an added perk: a Starbucks coupon for $1 off any drink.

There will also be an opportunity to donate via text message. By texting “RADY” to 90999 on Tuesday, a $5 donation can be given to Rady Children’s Hospital on your behalf.

For more information on Kids’ NewsDay 2013 and to enter a contest to win different prizes, including a pair of Southwest Airlines tickets, visit the event Facebook page.

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