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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual Celebration Weekend Sunday evening raising $2,621,367 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services.

The total was announced at the close of the annual celebration broadcast, which serves as the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts.

The Wilkes-Barre broadcast, airing on WYOU, collected $1,455,961 from corporate sponsors, community and employee groups and phone-in pledges. The Johnstown-Altoona broadcast on WTAJ netted a total of $985,021, while the Binghamton, N.Y., broadcast on WBNG tallied $180,385.

Donations stay in the region to help sick and injured children through programs, services and medical equipment.

“We cannot say enough to thank our corporate sponsors, families, volunteers and the entire community for helping us reach this wonderful total,” says Paul Bellino, MD, Chairman of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. “We continue to be thankful for the outpouring of support that we get from across the region. This year’s success will ensure that services and programs are available for local children!”

The 34-year total collected by Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger reached a grand total of $61,819,506.

Donations still are being accepted online at

About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger

Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics.  A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $61 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger Health System since 1984.  For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit



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