Giving Back: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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Few experiences are as harrowing as having your child in the hospital. The mission of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. CMNH raises funds—often “one dollar at a time” via lemonade-stand-type efforts—to provide critical treatment, medical equipment and other aid to more than 170 children’s hospitals across North America. All contributions stay local, ensuring that each of those dollars is accounted for and that funds benefit the communities where donors live. According to the organization, 62 children enter an affiliated hospital every minute. And in case you’re wondering whether “one dollar at a time” can add up to enough money to make a difference: CMNH has raised more than $5 billion since 1983.(