Celebrating #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, March 5-11

March 02, 2018

Children’s Specialized Hospital is pleased to participate in the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled for March 5-11, 2018. This awareness week helps to shine a light on the importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it. Children’s Specialized Hospital is one of 170 member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across North America participating in the week-long initiative. 

As part of this year’s celebration, the following activities will take place to encourage support of #ChildrensHospitalsWeek: 

  • Tune in to a Facebook Live-athon Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. (EST): The exciting, live event will feature appearances by various celebrities inspiring kids who represent the 10 million kids treated annually at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Catch the action at Facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
  • Participate in the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek bandage campaign on social media: Sport a bandage and write on it the name of a child who has benefitted from a children’s hospital, take a photo and share it with #ChildrensHospitalsWeek.
  • Join the Twitch stream for Extra Life United from Thursday, March 8 – Saturday, March 10: Charity gamers from all over the world join together at Extra Life United to learn how to make a big impact on children’s hospitals through gaming. Participants attend panels and workshops and game in a tournament to unlock donations for local CMN Hospitals. The event will be broadcast live on Twitch. The Extra Life program has raised more than $40 million for CMN Hospitals since 2008. 

“With the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek in 2018, we’re taking the opportunity to honor not only our Champions and partners, but also the hundreds of children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada who impact the lives of millions of children annually,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “We’re reminded daily of the fact that contributions of all sizes add up to provide critical funding for pediatric medical equipment, services, research and charitable care, and that community donations are vital for local kids in need.” 

“We’re excited to join the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek celebration,” said Philip Salerno III, president and chief development officer of Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation. “As a leading provider of innovative, specialized care, Children’s Specialized Hospital treats over 34,000 children facing special health challenges — from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. We’re able to do so thanks in part to the tremendous support we receive from donors, community members and corporate partners. Together we’re working to help all children reach their fullest potential.”

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat 62 kids every minute. To make a donation to your local children’s hospital, click here

Additional announcements related to #ChildrensHospitalsWeek will be made in the upcoming weeks, so please refer back to the event page and the CMN Hospitals newsroom for updates. 

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals

Children’s Specialized Hospital, a nonprofit organization, is leading the way into a brighter future for children and adolescents facing special health challenges – from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital and all donations go directly to helping us pioneer new specialized care and serve more children in need. To help, or for more information: visit www.childrens-specialized.org; find us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized, or follow us on Twitter @ChildrensSpecNJ.