NEWS | August 8, 2017

ABC10 airs Children's Miracle Network Hospitals mediathon on Aug. 18

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.)

The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® mediathon will be broadcast on ABC10 KXTV in Sacramento beginning Friday, Aug. 18 at 4:30 a.m. ending at 11:35 p.m. Funds raised will benefit UC Davis Children’s Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Photo of Johnathan Hunt and family with ABC10 anchor Chris Thomas
Joshua and Sara Hunt shared their son Johnathan's story with ABC10 anchor Chris Thomas for the upcoming ABC10 Children's Miracle Network Mediathon.

For the entire day during regular programming, ABC10 will feature unique, local stories of children who have been treated at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. These inspiring stories will demonstrate the life-saving work that takes place every day at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

The modified mediathon will feature ABC10 talent at the children’s hospital during the day. Anchors Mark S. Allen and others will be live at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, where viewers will be asked to call in their donations to the toll-free number, 877-719-KIDS (5437) or make an online donation. Phone banks will be set up in the Pavilion lobby of the hospital. ABC10 will also be promoting the mediathon to its more than 547,000 social media followers on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #Give4Kids.

"We are so grateful for our partners at ABC10 for making the mediathon possible and for the huge impact the funds raised will have on the lives of local sick and injured children. Give for kids and join us in making miracles," said Jacquelyn Mills, senior director of development for Children's Miracle Network at UC Davis.

Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® fundraisers, funds raised stay local, meaning all funds donated to the mediathon will be given to UC Davis Children’s Hospital and stay right here in the Sacramento community.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals? raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and health-care services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals? has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can "put your money where the miracles are," at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.