DANVILLE, Pa. – Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual Celebrating Miracles Telethon Monday evening raising $2,432,825 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services.
The total was announced at the close of the annual broadcast 8 p.m. Monday. The telethon and events held during the past two weekends serve as the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts.
The central and northeastern Pennsylvania broadcast, airing on WYOU/WBRE, collected $1,602,435 from corporate sponsors, community and employee groups and phone-in pledges. The Altoona-State College broadcast on WTAJ, which aired on Sunday, June 2, reported a total of $830,389.
Donations stay in the region to help sick and injured children through programs, services and medical equipment provided through Geisinger Pediatrics.
“We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, families, volunteers and the community for helping us reach this total,” says Paul Bellino, MD, Chair of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. “We are extremely thankful for the support we receive that helps ensure that Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital can continue to create healthy tomorrows for local children!”
The 36-year total collected by Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger topped $66 million.
Donations still are being accepted online at go.geisinger.org/wyouwbre.
About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger
Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics. A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $66 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout the Geisinger system since 1984. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit www.geisinger.org/cmn.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Children's Miracle Network Communication Specialist