Virginia’s Caressa Cameron Named as Miss America 2010, Will Serve as Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network, an international non-profit that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals, congratulates Caressa Cameron, Virginia, on being named Miss America. Children’s Miracle Network is the official national platform for the Miss America Organization. Each year the new Miss America will serve as a goodwill ambassador for the charity, raising funds and awareness for the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, which are a part of Children's Miracle Network.
“Children's Miracle Network has the pleasure of working closely with Miss America each year as we work to raise money for children’s hospitals around the country,” said Scott Burt, president and CEO, Children's Miracle Network. “We look forward to getting to know Caressa as she joins us in promoting our events, visiting patients in our hospitals, and helping us in our mission of saving and improving the lives of children.”
Children’s Miracle Network has a nearly 20-year history working with the Miss America Organization, but has been the official national platform since 2007. In working with the previous three Miss America’s — Katie Stam (2009), Kirsten Haglund (2008) and Lauren Nelson (2007) — the partnership has raised more than $3.4 million, benefiting children’s hospitals across the nation.
The partnership also extends to the women competing at the local, state and national levels of the pageant, asking each contestant who participates to be responsible for raising funds on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network and the Miss America Scholarship fund.