Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 17, 2013
Saturday night saw the crowning of Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan — and ushered in a new Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Among many roles and responsibilities, Miss America will dedicate a significant portion of her reign to increasing funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the official national platform of the Miss America Organization.
One of Mallory Hagan’s first fundraising opportunities will be supporting IHOP National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S. Later this year, Hagan will spend a week with the 2013 Champion ambassadors of CMN Hospitals as they travel to Washington, D.C. and Florida.
“The Miss America Organization is committed to achieving one’s goals and building a better future. That’s in line with why our North American hospitals work so diligently to provide life-saving care to the kids they treat,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We warmly welcome Mallory as our new National Goodwill Ambassador, and want to thank each and every contestant who has committed to helping their member CMN Hospital.”
Miss America’s partnership with CMN Hospitals also extends to all young women competing at the local, state and national levels of the competition. As part of its service initiative, The Miss America program requires each participating contestant to raise funds on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship Program. These efforts have helped the Miss America Program raise more than $8.1 million to-date, with $1,465,000 raised in 2012.
Miracle Maker Scholarships Announced
Prior to the Miss America competition airing Saturday night, three Miracle Maker scholarships of $5,000 each were presented for exceptional fundraising at the state level. The Miss Alabama and Miss Connecticut Organizations received state program scholarships, and Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers was honored as the national contestant to raise the most funds.
To learn more about the Miss America 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 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. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. Learn more at http://www.MissAmerica.org.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care — all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at http://www.CMNHospitals.org.