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Wheel of Fortune Donates $435K in “Secret Santa Sweepstakes”

Wheel of Fortune donated more than $435,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during their fourth "Secret Santa Sweepstakes." Lucky at-home viewers, part of the Wheel Watchers Club, won the same prize as contestants and also got to choose their Children's Miracle Network Hospital of choice to win that same prize.

Vanna + Miracle Child

(Vanna White and Miracle Child at MUSC Children's Hospital)

These funds are unrestricted and will help winning hospitals where funds are needed most. Thanks, Wheel of Fortune Wheel Watchers! 

Beaumont Children's Hospital received a matched $61,200 donation from Wheel Watcher Pamela Prindle: 


The decision of which Children's Miracle Network Hospital to donate to was an easy one for Pam, saying, "I chose Beaumont because they’ve done so much for my family – myself and my daughter – and I wanted to be able to give back,” explains Prindle. “Beaumont brought my baby into this world after a high-risk pregnancy and I was here years later for 8 weeks and I’m still alive.” (Read full story.)

Beaumont 71,200k

Wheel of Fortune's own Vanna White presented an $18,300 "Secret Santa Sweepstakes" check to MUSC Children’s Hospital:


The money will be used to help the child life division keep the atrium stocked with toys, games, art supplies and other materials to entertain and help with play therapy.

B_MX9vHW4AAUV-c Pat Sajack visited Johns Hopkins Children's Center and presented a $20,000 check to help make everyday miracles for pediatric patients:

11041954_10153670670264535_1048058754453644025_oFunds can be used for transportation carts, extra beds for parents and comforts that sooth the soul. 

Highlights of winning hospitals:
Children's Hospital Foundation Oklahoma City received $10,000:
10k Childrens Hosp Found OKCHF
Women & Children's Hosp of Buffalo
Full list of hospitals: 

Winning Children's Miracle Network Hospital Donation
Beaumont Children's Hospital $71,200
Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Hospitals $40,750
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare $28,655
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin $25,450
Johns Hopkins Children's Center $20,000
Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital $18,300
Eastern Maine Medical Center $18,150
West Virginia University Children's Hospital $14,500
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta $14,150
Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo $11,950
Connecticut Children's Medical Center $11,650
Children's Specialized Hospital $10,900
Texas Children's Hospital $10,000
KU Medical Center $10,000
Children's National Health System $10,000
Hasbro Children's Hospital $10,000
Children's Hospital Foundation Oklahoma City $10,000
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas $10,000
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters $10,000
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital $10,000
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals $10,000
Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center $10,000
Children's Hospital of Richmond VCU $10,000
Boston Children's Hospital $10,000
Valley Children's Hospital $10,000
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center $10,000
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago $10,000
Thank you, Wheel of Fortune, and all those Wheel Watchers who tuned in to the "Secret Santa Sweepstakes!" These funds will help save the lives of the more than 10 million kids admitted to a Children's Miracle Network Hospital each year.