Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Organization today announced contestants raised a record $1.6 million in 2013. The confirmed total puts fundraising at $10,613,769 since 2007 for both the children’s charity and the Miss America Scholarship Program.
“Our partnership with the Miss America Organization is one where two futures truly benefit,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Contestants competing at local, state and national levels all commit to raising funds and needed awareness not only for scholarship needs, but also for the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community or state. We’re thankful to have these public representatives address the need for charitable support at our member hospitals nationwide.”
“We are so proud to partner with such a remarkable organization as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the miracles they achieve each and every day,” said Sam Haskell, Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization. “We are also proud of all the incredible young women who compete in our program, as well as the many volunteers that have tirelessly supported this partnership and helped us to achieve this amazing milestone.”
Leading awareness initiatives is Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri, who serves as the charity’s National Goodwill Ambassador — a post all Miss Americas have held since 1989. Davuluri has committed much of her year to visiting member hospitals across the U.S., speaking at fundraising events and engaging with the charity’s partners.
To learn more about the Miss America Organization and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partnership — and to donate to your local hospital on behalf of a contestant — visit http://www.MissAmericaforKids.org.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at http://www.CMNHospitals.org and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
About the Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. The Miss America Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization provides academic, community service and other scholarships to women between the ages of 17 and 24. Last year, the Miss America Foundation, together with the Miss America Organization and its state and local pageant organizations made available more than $45 million in total scholarship assistance. The Miss America Foundation, Inc. is a duly recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information about the Miss America Organization, please visit http://www.missamerica.org.