Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Telethon
Children and families touched by Golisano Children’s Hospital came together on June 1 to share their remarkable stories at the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Telethon, presented by Tops Friendly Markets and hosted by News10NBC.
A part of our annual Miracle Weekend, the event recognized the heart-wrenching stories of our 2014 Miracle Kids, as well as those from past years and other supportive and grateful patient families. Co-hosted by News10NBC anchors Nikki Rudd, Lia Lando, Brett Davidsen and Scott Kilbury, the Telethon also allowed time to acknowledge the hard work our CMNH sponsors have put in over the past year, revealing their different fundraising totals throughout the day.
With money raised from the numerous fundraising events, and generous donations and pledges from the community, the 31st annual event raised more than $4 million.
In addition to presenting checks from their fundraising events, CMNH sponsors also manned the phone booths, taking pledges from community supporters. 2014 Miracle Kid Katie Foster and her cousin (and best friend who also battled cancer) Mareesa Boyatzies helped keep the calls coming in by emceeing the incentives portion of the telecast, asking people to make a pledge that would allow a patient to receive a flower arrangement from our friends at Wisteria Flowers and Gifts.
Check out some of our behind-the-scenes photos in our Telethon Facebook album and click here to see News10NBC's exclusive tour of the inside of the new children's hospital!
If you didn't have a chance to tune in to the event and hear our 2014 Miracle Kids' couragous stories, please take a look:
To find out about the many community fundraising events that take place throughout the year, visit our calendar.