31st annual CMN Telethon to air May 30 and 31

May 27, 2015

The 31st annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon benefiting Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital will air from 6 p.m. Saturday, May 30, through 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31. The telethon will broadcast live on WGAL-TV8 from the WITF Public Media Center in Harrisburg.

Children’s Miracle Network funds critical patient care, ground-breaking research and life-saving equipment at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. During this year’s telethon, viewers will be encouraged to call 1-877-543-7365 or visit PennStateHersheyCMN.org to make a donation to support programs that help families heal, including Child Life, Family-Centered Care and Care Coordination.

When a child is sick or injured, the entire family hurts, too. Child Life supports the emotional and social needs of patients, their siblings and their parents. Family-Centered Care coordinators work with families to address their concerns and help them adjust to life in the hospital. Care Coordination provides medically necessary resources for families in need.

The telethon fundraising goal for these programs is $250,000.

Throughout the broadcast, WGAL-TV8 hosts will interview patients who have been treated at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, their families and hospital staff. Local businesses and community groups also will present checks for money raised for Children’s Miracle Network over the past year. At the conclusion of the telethon, Children’s Miracle Network will announce the total money raised for the 2014-15 fundraising year.

During the telethon, viewers will be invited to join the conversation online at www.facebook.com/childrensmiraclenetworkhershey and on Twitter using the hashtag #cmnhershey.

Last Updated May 28, 2015