37th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon to air on WGAL8
The 37th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon benefitting Penn State Health Children’s Hospital will air Monday, June 7 through Thursday, June 10 on WGAL8. Telethon segments highlighting stories of children who have received life-saving care at the Children’s Hospital will air throughout the week on WGAL’s regular programming followed by a finale special on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Gifts will support equipment, programs and research.
Telethon viewers will be encouraged to make a donation online at WGAL.com or CMNHershey.org. Donors who would like to give by phone may contact the CMN office at 717-531-6606 or mail their donation to CMN, P.O. Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.
This year’s telethon is presented by The GIANT Company, which will be matching gifts during portions of the event along with Johnson Controls, The Hershey Company, Highmark, Donegal Insurance Group, Delta Development Group and PSECU.
A few of the children who will be featured during the telethon include:
- 5-year-old Joella Migliori of Lewisberry, who has VACTERL Association and other conditions. She needed 15 surgeries before she was six months old. Joella designed this year’s telethon t-shirt, which will be given to donors who pledge $35 monthly. View a video about Joella. Universal Media-Analytics sponsored this year’s shirt.
- 7-year-old Gannon Kupko, Jr. of York Haven, who was born 12 weeks early, receives ongoing care including aquatic therapy.
- 18-year-old Sam Erikson of New Cumberland, who has needed care since he was born at 27 weeks, reflects on his childhood and experiences with Children’s Miracle Network.
About Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that has affiliations with 170 children’s hospitals including Penn State Children’s Hospital. Gifts raised locally through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) fund equipment, patient programs, and pediatric research at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital, which is the only children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children of central Pennsylvania. CMN’s mission to save kids’ lives and improve their quality of care is part of “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” a fundraising campaign focused on three key imperatives: Open Doors, Create Transformative Experiences, and Impact the World. Learn more at greaterpennstate.psu.edu.
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