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.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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