Children’s Miracle Network has touched the lives of more children and their families than any other children's charity. Whether they suffer from common childhood afflictions like asthma and broken bones, or fight bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer, the children’s hospitals supported by Children's Miracle Network provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids each year. This is a cause that is especially important to me. Our annual Family Fun day has supported this great charity for the past number of years, so I wanted to talk more about them and the amazing work they do for children right in your community. Children’s Miracle Network has grown dramatically since its founding in 1983 from a televised fundraiser in a small studio to one of the North America’s leading children’s charities. The organization was founded by Marie Osmond and her family as well as John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake and it set out with two simple goals:
1. Help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals.
2. Keep funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children.
In 30 years, Children’s Miracle Network has raised $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. But the need is ever-present. Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that's one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease.
Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals always have their doors open. Their Network includes 170 hospitals that provide world-class care for every patient.
Each year, your generosity allows us to affect millions of lives. The Miracle Balloon is the symbol of hope and healing, and can be found at dozens of retailers nationwide — with each donation staying 100% local. Children’s Miracle Network could not operate without your financial contribution, your volunteerism and your willingness to spread the word about the incredible kids we serve.
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