Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Children's Hospital of Alabama was among the first to join the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and the hospital has raised nearly $28 million during its 25 years of program participation. One hundred percent of money raised under the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals umbrella in Alabama stays here and goes directly to help the thousands of patients we see each year at Children's Hospital. The more than $1.5 million raised in 2010 alone is a testament to the teamwork shown by the families, friends, national sponsor employees and advocates for children who want quality pediatric health care for our next generation.

CMNH was established in 1983 by Marie Osmond and John Schneider to help all sick kids get the finest health care possible, regardless of their family's ability to pay.  To that end, Children's Miracle Network's mission is to generate funds for its more than 170 member pediatric hospitals in the United States, Canada and Europe who are members. The bulk of those funds are raised each year usually in the spring by selling Miracle Balloon icons.  These paper balloons are on sale throughout Alabama at local participating CMNH national sponsor locations while they conduct their annual CMNH fundraising campaigns. 

Participating national sponsors include: Walmart and Sam's Clubs, Publix Supermarkets, Costco Wholesale, Credit Union for Kids participating credit union locations, Rite Aid pharmacies, Marriott properties, Golden Corral restaurants, American Car Care locations, Kroger's, IHOP, Fred's, Carmike Cinemas and Dairy Queen locations. The cost of a balloon is just $1 and all proceeds benefit ill and injured kids at Children's Hospital of Alabama.

To find out how your organization can get involved with Children's Hospital of Alabama's Children's Miracle Network program, please contact Emily Hornak at 205.638.5841 or

Buying a Miracle Balloon is just one way to support Children's.  You can help ill and injured children right now by making your tax-deductible gift online via our secure website.

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