Several PLG HQ employees will be showing their support of the 2012 All Children’s Hospital Telethon on Sunday, June 3rd.
All Children’s is especially close to my heart because my daughter Kaylee is a patient. She was diagnosed with Junior Rheumatoid Arthritis in January 2010 and had surgery in February 2010 to remove the fluid in her knee and inject medicine. She is currently in remission but we have to visit once a year to follow up with her rhumatologist.
I sincerely appreciate all of my coworkers, April, Christen, Jeanette, Michelle S., Brad, Marc, and Debra. at HQ that are able to work the telethon. I cannot be there this year, but will be there in spirit. -Jenn
About ACH – 2011 All Children’s Hospital Telethon
All Children’s Hospital is the only specialty licensed children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast. Founded in 1926, All Children’s has grown into a leading pediatric referral center that is dedicated to advancing treatment, education, research and advocacy in child health.
All Children’s Hospital was among the first children’s hospitals to join the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). This unique network began in 1984 by partnering TV stations with their local children’s hospitals, and then providing them with entertainment segments featuring nationally-known talent to help create Telethons with a truly inspired difference. The money raised on each local Telethon stays at that area’s local children’s hospital. Every dollar raised on the All Children’s Telethon stays right here at All Children’s Hospital. And All Children’s Telethon viewers have always been among the most generous in the nation. Of the more than 170 CMN Hospitals participating throughout North America, All Children’s Telethon has repeatedly ranked among the top five in terms of dollars and pledges phoned in. We’ve been blessed by the community’s generosity – over $70-million dollars raised since All Children’s first Telethon in 1984.
The All Children’s Hospital Foundation strives to ensure we continue our leadership in pediatric health care and fully support All Children’s Hospital in its mission to create healthy tomorrows… for one Child, for All Children.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that helps more than 170 children’s hospitals raise funds and awareness for their work. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with CMN Hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities nationwide. Donations to CMN Hospitals events create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of 17 million children each year.
To ensure children’s hospitals have the resources they need, CMN Hospitals has expanded its efforts beyond annual Telethons. CMN Hospitals’ partners conduct numerous special events and grassroots fundraisers year-round. Corporate partners like Walmart sell Miracle Balloons. Our television partners, WFLA/Tampa-St. Petersburg and WXCW/Ft. Myers broadcast our Telethon. Radio partner WFUS broadcasts the US 103.5-FM Cares for Kids Radiothon each fall. And college students from the University of South Florida hold a Dance Marathon-just a few of the programs generating funds each year to provide the life-saving care and crucial services our kids need.
Throughout the year, look for the colorful Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals balloon for ways to help your children’s hospital – All Children’s Hospital!