Patrizia's of Red Bank Raises Over $43,000 at "Miracle Night" Fundraiser

June 14, 2019

Patrizia’s of Red Bank hosted the fifth annual “Miracle Night” fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and raised $43,000 for local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital, bringing the total raised in five years to over $223,000.

Lou Maschi, an owner of Patrizia’s, has been a staunch supporter of Children’s Specialized Hospital for over ten years.  “Through my fundraising work with IHOP, I had the opportunity to learn about the amazing work at Children’s Specialized Hospital,” said Maschi.  “I am dedicated to helping Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raise funds to help ensure that the services provided at Children’s Specialized are available to all children and I’m grateful to the Red Bank community for their support of “Miracle Night,” Maschi continued.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 2019 New Jersey Champion Child, Alexis Simon, attended the event with her family. In addition to performing for the guests, Alexis shared her moving story of rehabilitation and recovery at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital after being hit by a car. Her miraculous story, and the many others like hers, is the reason Lou Maschi and event sponsor, Industry Magazine, are committed to hosting such a special evening.

"We are fortunate to have partners like Lou helping to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Specialized Hospital,” said Nicole Hudson, Director of Fundraising and Operations, Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.  “We are grateful to the entire Maschi family for their continued support through the years.”

Children’s Specialized Hospital has more than 120 years of experience caring for children with special needs and is the state’s leader in autism diagnosis, treatment and research. The hospital serves children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays and life-changing illnesses. Children’s Specialized Hospital has 13 sites in New Jersey and treats 37,000 children each year, making it the largest pediatric rehabilitation system in the country.

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.

Patrizia’s of Red Bank hosted the fifth annual “Miracle Night” fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and raised $43,000 for local beneficiary, Children’s Specialized Hospital, bringing the total raised in five years to over $223,000. Pictured: Children’s Miracle Network 2009 New Jersey Champion Child Kaitlin Clutter with Lou Maschi, “Miracle Night” host and an owner of Patrizia’s.