(Sioux Falls, SD)—This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Children’s Miracle Network broadcast, which aired live on KELOLAND-TV from Sanford Children’s Hospital on June 6. People from the region pledged a record $1.38 million. These donations will directly support the healthcare needs of local sick and injured children and their families.
“Since Sanford Children’s and Children’s Miracle Network became partners 25 years ago, we have consistently seen an increase in giving,” stated Pat O’Brien, MD and President of Sanford USD Medical Center. “It demonstrates how extremely important the support and services of Children’s Miracle Network are to our organization, community and region.”
For the second year in a row, the live Children’s Miracle Network broadcast was hosted in the Castle of Care™. Here, Miracle Families joined Sanford Children’s staff and physicians to share their stories of hope, courage, faith and healing. The 5th Annual Bikes and Babes Rally for Miracles, which raised $6,000, and the Pink My Ride event that raised $22,500 was also held during the weekend. On June 12, Que for Kids at Nyberg’s Ace raised an additional $6,000.
About Sanford Children’s Hospital and Children’s Miracle Network
A part of the Sanford Health system, Sanford Children’s Hospital provides the highest level of pediatric care in its region and is the area’s only Children’s Miracle Network hospital. Located in Sioux Falls, SD, the 146-bed Sanford Children’s Hospital includes 76 general pediatric beds, as well as 58 neonatal intensive care beds and 12 pediatric intensive care beds, all in private family suites. With more than 200 pediatric and family medicine physicians and more than 350 pediatric-trained staff, Sanford Children’s provides inpatient, outpatient and clinic services for pediatric patients and their families in a family-centered environment designed to meet the unique healing needs of children. A leader in children’s healthcare for nearly a century, Sanford Children’s will continue to revolutionize healthcare with this facility, as it will serve as a home base for several new pediatric clinics to be built around the world in the next ten years. For more information, visit www.sanfordchildrens.org.