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Celebrate Princesses like Izabella with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) is the presenting sponsor and celebratory charity of the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. CMN Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support. Various fundraising partners and programs, like the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend, support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

As a premature baby in the neonatal intensive care unit, along with her twin sister Jesubelle, Izabella wasn’t showing signs of progress. She eventually became one of the youngest patients ever to receive a heart-lung transplant. Her family slept by her side for days after her surgery, on one of the many pullout couches, funded by donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Funds from CMN Hospitals also provide the most advanced medical technology and treatment available, ensuring that Izabella receives the best care possible from the 11 specialists at the hospital. Recently, the pediatric department also received new tools to visualize airways in kids like Izabella because of funds from CMN Hospitals.

Izabella will need continued monitoring, but she’s full of spunk and vigor and continues to defy the odds. She calls her transplant doctor “my hero.”

Help Us Help Kids Live Happily Ever After

Izabella is just one of 10 million children treated annually at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Help us help the other 9,999,999 by using your social media channels to raise funds and awareness.

Set up a Facebook Fundraiser

  1. Visit https://fb.com/fund/cmnhospitals
  2. Add “DPHM” to the title of your fundraiser so we know to thank the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Ex. “Katie’s DPHM Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”
  3. Pick a cover photo or video to include with your with your post.

That’s it! Facebook charges no fees for donations to nonprofits. All donations will come directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Every dollar donated from a Facebook fundraiser created through the Disney Princess Half Marathon will support our operating budget which we are able to turn into $10 in donations to our local member hospitals that use the funds where they are needed most. All donations support medical research, live-saving equipment, charity care and specialized programs for kids like Izabella.

Facebook Fundraising Tips

Launching your fundraiser:

  • Use a cover photo that illustrates your connection to the Disney Princess Half Marathon weekend and your desire to help save kids’ lives.
  • Descriptions should be written in the first-person and explain what the cause is, why you care about it and what these donations will help accomplish.
  • Include the link to your fundraiser in any other social channels you may have.

During your fundraiser:

  • Reveal “milestones” you’ve accomplished during your training or your run and encourage your followers to donate.
  • “Like” and comment on followers’ donations as they come in.
  • Say “thanks!” mid-way through reaching the goal, post on the Fundraiser to thank everyone who has donated.

Ending your fundraiser:

  • Once the goal is reached, post again on the Fundraiser page to thank donors for their generous support.
  • Involve your audience. Interact with fans on your fundraising page. (Ex. Giving updates on fundraising progress or going Live within the fundraiser to talk to your followers about the cause.)

Thank you for celebrating the important work of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with the Disney Princess Half Marathon.  We appreciate your support and wish you good luck!

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