Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® has raised more than $5 billion — most of it $1 at a time — for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® began as a televised fundraiser in a small studio in 1983. Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon, and Joseph G. Lake co-founded Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals along with a small, dedicated team of 20 children’s hospitals, 20 television stations, six sponsors and a handful of national staff.
Today, we are 170 children’s hospitals, countless individuals, organizations and media partners with a common goal — to help sick and injured kids in local communities. We touch the lives of more kids and their families than any other children’s charity.
Right now there’s a Children's Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that's one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® always have their doors open.