$1.6M-Plus Raised In Children’s Miracle Network Telethon
Published: June 5, 2008 | 7135th good news item since 2003
More than $1.6 million was raised during the 26th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon Saturday and Sunday on NewsChannel 5.
The telethon benefits the programs and families of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
NewsChannel on-air personalities hosted the broadcast, which also featured stories from patients, doctors, nurses and other supporters of the Children’s Miracle Network. The teelthon raised $1,650,394.
A nonprofit organization that raises money for children’s hospitals, the Children’s Miracle Network consists of Tennessee facilities such as the T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital in Chattanooga; East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville; Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis and Wellmont Health System in Kingsport.
The telethon last year raised $1.65 million.