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39th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon raises $336,556

The 39th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hershey (CMN) Telethon raised $336,556 to benefit equipment, programs and research at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. The event aired June 5 through 8 on WGAL8.

“Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude and love for all those individuals and organizations that donated to CMN Hershey as part of this year’s telethon,” shared Danielle Grumbine, whose 5-year-old son Benjamin was featured in the broadcast. “We continue to be amazed at the outpouring of generosity that exists here in central Pennsylvania and beyond.”

The funds raised from this year’s telethon will support family-centered programs, lifesaving equipment and transformative research for pedatric patients like Benjamin. “As first-time parents, we never expected that Benjamin’s first car ride would be in a CMN-funded Life Lion pediatric ambulance to receive life-saving care at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital,” said Nathan Grumbine, Benjamin’s dad. “Thanks to CMN Hershey, not only does Benjamin have the gift of growing up, but as his parents, we have the gift of seeing him grow up.”

Gifts to the telethon were raised through a pre-event mailing, online donations and support from sponsors including Johnson Controls, The Hershey Company, Highmark, Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Donegal Insurance Group, Woodstream Corporation, Universal Media, Shollenberger, Januzzi & Wolfe, LLP, PSECU, McClure Company, URL Insurance Group and JPL.

“We’re so grateful for our incredible sponsors, our generous community and our partners at WGAL8 for making this year’s telethon such a success,” said Katie Anderson, director of CMN Hershey. “Together, we are making miracles possible for countless children in need.”

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About Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that is affiliated with 170 children’s hospitals including Penn State Health 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 is to save kids’ lives and improve their quality of care.

About Philanthropy at Penn State
With the record-breaking success of “A Greater Penn State for 21st Century Excellence,” which raised $2.2 billion from 2016 to 2022, philanthropy is helping to sustain the University’s tradition of education, research and service to communities across the Commonwealth and around the globe. Scholarships enable our institution to open doors and welcome students from every background, support for transformative experiences allows our students and faculty to fulfill their vast potential for leadership, and gifts toward discovery and excellence help us to serve and impact the world we share. To learn more about the impact of giving and the continuing need for support, please visit

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