Children’s Miracle Network was founded in 1983. Children's Specialized Hospital joined into the network just a few short years later in 1987. Since that time, Children's Miracle Network has donated nearly $9 million dollars to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation. These funds have supported vital programs and services, as well as assisted in the campaign to build the state-of-the-art New Brunswick facility.
Children's Miracle Network hospitals create one of the strongest international children's causes in the world. No other organization directly impacts as many kids through care, research, and outreach programs. Thousands of special events and grassroots fund raisers are conducted year-round through a coalition of premier children’s hospitals, media partners and corporate volunteers working together to ensure healthy kids in their communities. Corporate sponsors such as Walmart, Costco, Rite Aid, Credit Unions, IHOP, and Dairy Queen - just to name a few - generate millions of dollars each year to provide the life-saving care and crucial services kids need simply by selling miracle balloons at their registers.
In 2010, CMN was renamed Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH), to better reflect the network it has become. Through its year-round efforts to help kids, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has internationally raised more than $3.4 billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time by caring individuals across North America.