Inspiring pediatric patients from every state, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico embark on a two-part Ambassador Tour to Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Fla., to raise awareness of the charitable needs of children’s hospitals.
Each child has personally benefited from donations to the charity and exemplifies how vital community support is for local children’s hospitals.
“Many people don’t realize that government and insurance programs don’t come close to covering a children’s hospitals costs to provide care,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “Donations from area companies and individuals save kids’ lives by providing vital equipment, research treatments and charitable care. Our Champions demonstrate the personal impact that community donations — large and small — have on local kids and families.”
The CMN Hospitals Champions program began in 1996 and has helped bring awareness to the needs of 10 million children treated at CMN Hospitals each year. This year’s Champions program is presented by CMN Hospitals’ partners Delta Air Lines, Marriott International, Chico’s FAS, Inc. and Ace Hardware. They support travel arrangements and special experiences for Champions and their families.