We were able to cover such an amazing event for an amazing cause. On September 23, 2010, we hit the red carpet for the Children’s Miracle Network Fundraiser at the Hard Rock Cafe in NYC. Hosted by Nick Cannon, it was a night I truly won’t forget. There were special appearances made by Ne-Yo, Aaron Fresh, and Burnham too. Here’s a brief overview on what the Children’s Miracle Network is about, and our interviews with the stars are below.
Children’s Miracle Network is a charity that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network are used to provide charitable care, purchase life-saving equipment, and fund research and education programs that save and improve the lives of 17 million children each year.
Founded in 1983 by Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake, Children’s Miracle Network entered the scene as a nationally televised Telethon. The organization has since evolved into a worldwide force in fundraising, raising nearly $4 billion over the past 27 years.
Every child deserves the hope and healing of children’s hospitals. With the help of a Children’s Miracle Network hospital in their community, children of all ages and backgrounds can receive treatment for every imaginable disease and injury—from asthma and broken bones to cancer and heart defects. Children’s hospitals are also on the front lines of research, education and outreach programs that keep millions of kids out of the hospital each year.
This year alone, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals will provide charity care worth billions, yet these children’s hospitals depend on community support to help fund their vital services.
To ensure children’s hospitals have the resources they need, Children’s Miracle Network’s partners conduct thousands of special events and grassroots fundraisers year-round. Corporate partners sell Miracle Balloons, radio and television stations broadcast stories of medical miracles, and college students hold Dance Marathons—just a few of the programs generating millions of dollars each year to provide the life-saving care and crucial services kids need.