Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals 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. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals was founded with two simple goals:
- Help as many children as possible by raising funds for children's hospitals.
- Keep funds in the community in which they were raised to help local kids.
The organization was founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals most recognizable symbol and greatest fundraising tool is its red and yellow Miracle Balloon icon. As of 2011, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.3 billion - most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time.
Children We Help
We touch 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. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals provide comfort, treatment and hope to millions of sick kids each year. These kids aren't in faraway countries or from opposite sides of the nations-they're in your community. They may be your own children. Every year, we identify a child with a remarkable medical story from each state. These "Champions" serve as the face for the millions of children treated at our hospitals every year. Our Champions and their families travel to Washington, D. C., and Orlando, FL each year to highlight the vital work of children's hospitals.