After a 19-hour Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® Telethon on News10 KXTV, the final tallies were in.
Telethon viewers and partners raised $184,130 for UC Davis Children's Hospital, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Sacramento.
The modified telethon was the first of its kind for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and for News10. For the entire day during regular programming, News10 featured unique, local stories of Sacramento area children who had been treated at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Here are a few video stories that were covered:
- Baby's life saved by machine funded through donations
- Boy born with lung tumor living life to the fullest
- Sacramento teen learns to walk again
- Car seat program hopes to prevent further visits to Children's Hospital
- Children's Hospital helps patients in rural areas through telemedicine
- Inside UC Davis Children's Hospital (Photo Tour)
Viewers called in their donations to the toll-free number, 877-719-KIDS (5437) and News10 also promoted the telethon to its more than 200,000 social media followers on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #Give4Kids.
Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® fundraisers, funds raised stay local, meaning all funds donated to the telethon will be given to UC Davis Children’s Hospital and stay right here in the Sacramento community.
"Friday was a day for miracles. The commitment of the News10/Gannett organization to help share our story with the Sacramento region was incredible. It was wonderful to see the Sacramento community come together to make a difference for the children here at UC Davis Children's Hospital," said Jacquelyn Kay-Mills, director of UC Davis Children's Miracle Network.
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.