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Miracle Minute – Summer 2021

Welcome to your one stop shop for all things Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. This quarterly newsletter was created for YOU, our miracle makers! Now it is easier than ever to stay updated with our featured mission moments, impact stories, and information on upcoming events!

Mission Moments

Peace of Mind in Pediatric Emergency Department

As of July 1, pediatric nurses and a dedicated attending physician staff the pediatric emergency department at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, giving peace of mind to Miracle Child Malaya and her family. Full story HERE.

Celebrating Our Miracle Graduates

In June, we celebrated our Class of 2021 Miracle Graduates. With the support of Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union we were able to honor these miracle children and siblings with a video tribute. Check out the final video HERE.



Impact Stories

Children’s Hospitals Week

In April, our community came together to celebrate #ChildrensHospitalsWeek and raise $120,361 for CMN’s Patient Assistance Endowment! View our CHW Impact Report for more details!



Record-Breaking Telethon

The 37th Annual Telethon presented by The GIANT Company raised a record breaking $387,235! Review our Telethon Impact Report for a full overview of the event.



Summer Campaigns in Full Swing

CMN National Partners are giving the #giftofgrowingup this summer through their in-store campaigns. Keep an eye out for these opportunities and stay updated via Facebook.



Summer Camps

Thanks to CMN funding, nearly 500 Penn State Health Children’s Hospital patients are participating in 8 summer camps focused on diabetes, cardiology, pulmonary, and neurology. Happening both virtually and in-person these camps provide opportunities for youth to interact with other children facing similar diagnoses. Among these was Camp Lionheart which was a roaring success in it’s 5th year.


Looking Ahead

Volunteer Survey

We invite anyone interested in volunteering with Children’s Miracle Network to complete this quick survey by September 1. This survey will provide us with updated contact information and preferences to help as new opportunities become available.



Hershey Company 5K

Join The Hershey Company on Saturday, September 25 at City Island in Harrisburg for their in-person 5K event benefitting CMN or participate in a hybrid race now through September 19. Register today!



Pay 4 Play

Get ready to ‘Rock and Raise!’ Mark your calendars for the 15th annual radio marathon hosted by the People’s Morning Show on 105.7 the X on November 4-5. To learn more, create a fundraising page, or donate – visit the event page.