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Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network-the alliance of premier hospitals for children-is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by raising funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. Each year these non-profit hospitals provide the finest care, research and community outreach to help millions of children with diseases and injuries of every kind.
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Children's Miracle Network has grown dramatically since its founding in 1983, from a televised fund raiser in a small studio to one of the world's leading children's charities working to save and improve the lives of millions of children each year.
The 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals are there 24 hours a day to help kids of every age and background overcome every imaginable disease and injury-from asthma and broken bones to cancer, sickle cell anemia, pediatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy and serious injuries.
Thousands of special events and fundraisers 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. In addition to the "Children's Miracle Network Celebration," an annual televised fund raiser, corporate sponsors sell paper Miracle Balloons, radio stations broadcast Radiothons, 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 outreach programs kids need.
And the need is truly great. This year alone Children's Miracle Network hospitals will provide charity care worth billions, yet these non-profit children's hospitals depend on community support to help fund their vital services.
Through its year-round efforts to help hospitalized kids, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $2.2 billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time by caring individuals across North America.
Ronald McDonald House- " A Home-Away-From-Home"
The idea behind Ronald McDonald House is simple: provide a “home-away-from-home” for families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.
Some children need to travel great distances to get the medical attention they need. In-hospital treatment may last one day, one year, or even longer. For the families of these children, accommodations can be hard to come by; options are often limited to costly hotels or unforgiving hospital chairs and benches.
The Ronald McDonald House provides a comfortable, supportive alternative for these families. It serves as a temporary residence near the medical facility where family members can sleep, eat, relax and find support from other families in similar situations. In return, families are asked to make a donation ranging from $5 to $20 per day; if that isn’t possible, their stay is free.
The Ronald McDonald House in Charleston is located at:
Ronald McDonald House
81 Gadsden Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: 843 723-7957
Fax: 843 722-2204
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