Every year more than 14 million children are afflicted with diseases, injuries and birth defects of every kind. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping these children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's medical groups throughout North America. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has grown dramatically since its founding in 1983, when its first televised fund raiser aired from a small private studio and raised $4.7 million nationwide. Yet its founding pledge to put children first in all it does and keep 100% of donations in the community where they were raised remains at the core of its philosophy.
In just 33 years Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has evolved into the dominant organization actively providing better health care for millions of children. In addition to producing the largest televised fundraiser in the world, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals organizes and executes thousands of special events and promotions each year through its dedicated corporate sponsors and media partners.
The tremendous year-round effort is helping to save and improve the lives of critically-ill newborns and children with cancer, kidney disease, blood disorders, cystic fibrosis... to name a few. To date, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion internationally and nationally for children's hospitals and pediatric research – more than $330 million in 2014 alone, but the need is still great. In just one year Children's Miracle Network Hospitals provides charity care worth billions.
Barbara Ann DeBolt