Children’s Miracle Network to celebrate 20 years
Published: June 6, 2008 | 7143rd good news item since 2003
Children’s Miracle Network at Hendrick Children’s Hospital will celebrate its 20th anniversary during its broadcast Saturday and Sunday on KTXS-TV, with the goal of raising more than $750,000 to support children’s services at Hendrick Children’s Hospital, Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation and throughout Hendrick.
The funds raised through Children’s Miracle Network help local children by purchasing the latest in medical equipment and a variety of special programs to treat these special patients. All the funds raised stay in the Abilene community to help local children without regard to the way they are able to pay.
The Children’s Miracle Network began in 1988 through the influence of Dr. Jake Barron, longtime pediatrician. At the first broadcast, members of the Texas Midwest community celebrated raising $153,000. Last year, the total pledged was $718,827, and since its inception the total pledged is $6,901,192.
On an international level, Children’s Miracle Network is an alliance of 170 not-for-profit children’s hospitals. Every year, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.