Children’s Miracle Network Celebration at Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics Biggest Ever
Release - June, 2006
Children’s Miracle Network Celebration at
Trinity Mother Frances Health System Biggest Ever
19th Annual Fund-Raiser Nets More Than $604,630
The 19th Children's Miracle Network Celebration at Mother Frances Hospital
closed Sunday, June 4, 2006 with a record-setting $604,630 in funding for
pediatric services. The event was broadcast June 3 and 4 on CBS-19 Television
and featured local and national celebrities, Miracle Children's stories and
vignettes of the extensive pediatric care provided at Mother Frances Hospital
and through Trinity Mother Frances Health System.
Children's Miracle Network Miracle Children are those who battle a medical
trauma or serious illness. Mother Frances Hospital is one of 170 hospitals
throughout North America that provide care for 14 million children and benefit
from the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) organization. One hundred percent of
funds raised by the Celebration stays in east Texas, providing vital pediatric
services through the Health System.
Last year, the CMN Celebration total was $581,553 locally. Generous funds
donated throughout the year and during the telecast buy life-saving equipment
and support special programs and educational materials for pediatric services
offered through Trinity Mother Frances Health System. A community advisory
committee, with representatives from area businesses that support the Children's
Miracle Network, allocates the funds for specific pediatric services.
"The Celebration is a wonderful opportunity for Miracle Families to share
stories of hope with local and national sponsors and contributors who made their
miracles possible," said Robin Rowan, Children's Miracle Network Director,
Trinity Mother Frances Health System. "The Children's Miracle Network
Celebration provides viewers a weekend of entertainment while supporting the
children of east Texas. Every year the generosity of this community grows. Our
heartfelt thanks to everyone for their wonderful support of Children's Miracle
Network. A special thanks to our volunteers and to CBS-19 for being our
Mrs. Rowan also noted the Celebration funds the Pediatric Special Needs
Clinic, which is the only site in the region serving families whose children
have chronic and complex medical conditions. Money from the Celebration also
provides the Mother Frances Hospital special care nursery with equipment to help
care for at-risk newborns.
For more information on services provided through Trinity Mother Frances
Health System, visit www.tmfhs.org.