Children’s Miracle Network raises $4.1M for Penn State Children's Hospital

June 06, 2017

HERSHEY, Pa. — Children’s Miracle Network raised $4,117,605 for Penn State Children’s Hospital in 2016-17. The total was announced during the 33rd annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, which aired Monday, June 5, on WGAL-TV 8.

The total represents a yearlong fundraising effort by thousands of individuals and more than 135 corporate and community partners. The telethon event raised a record-breaking $300,000 in donations that were made by phone, mail and online. During the telethon, current and former patients and their families also shared their inspiring stories.

Gifts to Children’s Miracle Network support life-saving equipment, family-centered programs and transformative research at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Since 1984, Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $65 million to benefit the Children’s Hospital.

Top corporate donors for the year included GIANT Food Stores, The Hershey Company, Rite Aid Corporation, Walmart Stores Inc., employees of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Costco, Dairy Queen, local credit unions and Ace Hardware. Local community groups, pediatric patients and families also raised money through various fundraisers including golf outings, races and sporting events.

“We were excited to host the telethon for the first time from Penn State Children’s Hospital where miracles happen every day thanks to the inspiring support from so many caring individuals and corporate partners,” said Dr. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, chief executive officer of Penn State Health, and Penn State’s senior vice president for health affairs. “Because of this continued support, we are able to provide kids and families with world class care close to home. On behalf of the 100,000 children who will need our hospital this year, thank you.”

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Last Updated June 06, 2017