The celebration will show the core of MeritCare Children's Hospital. The newly renovated hospital will be shown, as well as improvements and extras that are offered because of donations made to CMN. Children who have suffered serious health battles, and their families will share stories of how they have benefited from this state-of-the-art facility.
Some of the children that will be interviewed during the local broadcast include:
- Mikayla Coenen – Warwick, N.D.
Cora Knudsvig – Clifford, N.D.
Brandon Lee – Fargo, N.D.
Matthew Patzner – West Fargo, N.D.
Jaxson Paul – Fargo, N.D.
Jordyn Paul – Fargo, N.D.
Chris Pueppke – Amenia, N.D.
Luke Toutenhoofd – Grand Forks, N.D.
Kristopher Young – West Fargo, N.D.
Darian Frost – New York Mills, Minn.
Jonathan Korinek – Campbell, Minn.
Madeline Korinek – Campbell, Minn.
National broadcast – Eight-year-old Tanya Holbrook of West Fargo, N.D., will be featured during the national portion of the broadcast which is from 1-10 p.m. Earlier this year, Tanya was selected to represent North Dakota as one of 50 national CMN champions. Champions are selected by children's hospital affiliates with CMN to act as ambassadors to the media and the public.
How to make a donation – Donations can be made on Saturday, June 3, by calling (701) 231-1100 or toll free, (800) 718-0712 between 3-10 p.m.
CMN – CMN is an international non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals throughout North American; MeritCare Children's Hospital is a CMN hospital. Each year these non-profit hospitals treat more than 17 million children afflicted with diseases, injuries and birth defects of every kind. The hospitals associated with CMN represent some of the finest in the world.