In 2007, Hasbro Children's Hospital became a member of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and is now the only hospital in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts with this esteemed designation.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a nonprofit international alliance of premier pediatric hospitals dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for lifesaving equipment, charity care and cutting-edge research. Hasbro Children's Hospital is one of 170 children's hospitals affiliated with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals providing the finest care and community outreach to millions of children with diseases and injuries of every kind.
More than a dozen North American outlets, thousands of retailer employees, and millions of supporters are dedicating the month of May to help sick and injured kids receiving treatment at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Did you know that one in 10 kids in North America is treated by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year? Our 170 hospitals rely on your local support to provide the absolute best in care for these kids. Your support goes to research and training, purchasing equipment, and paying for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many kids as possible.
Here’s how you can get involved.
The following outlets are raising funds through Miracle Balloon sales at the register. Click to find a location near you.
CMN Hospitals is the official charity partner of the new animated adventure, EPIC, from Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios! Visit Rite Aid through May 11 to ‘Make an EPIC Difference for Kids’ by purchasing a $1 Miracle Balloon, then head to theatres for EPIC starting May 24!
Check out our new CMN Hospitals Heroes site, a growing video collection of inspiring stories happening at our hospitals every day. While there, you can nominate a hero to be profiled.
Some of the proceeds from the shows airing the week of May 6 will go to support CMN Hospitals. Tune in May 10 to watch Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb play for our cause! Check here for listings.
CMN Hospitals is a featured charity at checkout May 13-19. Save CMN Hospitals as your favorite nonprofit on eBay and you can add a $1 donation to your total whenever you make a purchase with PayPal. You can also designate a portion of your sale price to us when you create a listing. Click here to get started.
Visit Chico’s or White House | Black Market boutiques to pick up your limited-edition Creating Miracles Bracelet or Miracle Bracelet. $10 from the sale of each bracelet will support our member hospitals. Have additional shopping to do? When you shop at any of the four boutiques, you can also donate at the checkout (and online, too).
Want to help further? Visit the "Send a Smile" website to create a card for one of our Miracle Children. Your card helps Chico's FAS donate up to $50,000. Get started here.
Make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to receive the latest funds-in-action updates throughout the month. You can also show your support of CMN Hospitals by changing your Facebook and Twitter profile pictures to announce May is for Miracles. Download the image here.
Need tips on how you can encourage others to support May Is For Miracles? Click here for an email template and suggested social media posts that you can use to help us share our message.
Now through May 11, Rhode Island-area Rite Aid associates will ask customers to purchase an EPIC-themed Miracle Balloon for a minimum $1 donation to support Hasbro Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was recently announced as the national charity partner of the new animated adventure, EPIC, from Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios.
Rite Aid, one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains and a top Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner, will debut the “Make an EPIC Difference for Kids” campaign theme. Heroes who save the day on the big screen will appear in Rite Aid’s spring campaign, inviting customers to support real-life little heroes receiving treatment at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
“People have come to recognize our yellow and red balloon as the symbol for hope, healing and improving local pediatric care,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We’re delighted to invigorate the Rite Aid campaign with lively characters and colorful imagery from EPIC, a movie that celebrates the smallest heroes fits perfectly with our mission to save the smallest heroes—courageous children fighting for their lives.”
“Rite Aid is proud to make an ‘EPIC’ difference in the lives of sick and injured children in our communities,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid chief operating officer and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Our associates put forth an amazing effort to support CMN Hospitals each year and featuring EPIC will motivate us to raise even more money to help kids who need it most.”
“We are grateful to Rite Aid’s associates and customers in the community for taking part in the Miracle Balloon campaign and ensuring that we will remain a beacon of hope for thousands of children and families throughout southeastern New England,” said Robert B. Klein, M.D., pediatrician-in-chief at Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
All funds raised in Rhode Island during the seven-week fundraising campaign will go directly to Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Since 1994, Rite Aid has raised more than $56 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on a national basis.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2013 Hasbro Children’s Hospital Radiothon for making it such a success.
Our 2012 Champion Child
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