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Children’s Miracle Network Hershey Receives National Honors

Miracle Child Stella holds a CMN fundraising award. Stella has spina bifida and hydrocephalus and receives ongoing care at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

CMN Hospitals has announced that Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) at Penn State Children’s Hospital has won two national fundraising awards for 2019. CMN Hershey received the highest fundraising award ($4.7M) for mid-size CMN Hospitals serving a population of between 1 – 3 million. CMN Hershey has won this award eleven times in the last twelve years. And for the 12th straight year, CMN Hershey received the highest fundraising per capita award ($2.39) for mid-size CMN Hospitals.

Money is raised all year long through events, icon campaigns, corporate donations and individual giving. In 2019, the top ten CMN Hershey partners were 1. The GIANT Company 2. Rite Aid 3. The Hershey Company 4. 105.7 The X (Cumulus) 5. WGAL8 6. Walmart & Sam’s Club 7. Hershey Entertainment & Resorts 8. Penn State Health Employees 9. Dairy Queen 10. Speedway

Funds will support life-saving equipment, family-centered programs and research at Penn State Children’s Hospital. “Thanks to our generous community, we can give sick and injured children the #GiftofGrowingUp. 2019 was a banner year for our program, and while we know there will be fundraising challenges ahead due to these unpredictable times, we remain committed to doing all we can to help the children and families we serve. Together, miracles happen,” said Danielle Sunday, Director of CMN Hershey.

CMN Hershey has raised more than $78 million for Penn State Children’s Hospital over the last 36 years.

Watch a video of Miracle Kids revealing the year’s top partners:

Take a virtual tour of CMN “Dollars at Work” at Penn State Children’s Hospital