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Annual CMN Hospitals Telethon celebrates more than $2.7 million in gifts

Jun. 9, 2016, 9:48 AM

Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison, WTVF News Channel 5 anchors Rhori Johnston and Carrie Sharp along with Meg Rush, M.D., Children’s Hospital chief-of-staff, unveil the total raised for the 2016 telethon.
Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison, WTVF News Channel 5 anchors Rhori Johnston and Carrie Sharp along with Meg Rush, M.D., Children’s Hospital chief-of-staff, unveil the total raised for the 2016 telethon.

The annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® Telethon held Sunday, June 5, celebrated a record-breaking fundraising amount—more than $2.7 million. The total represents the culmination of year-long contributions from partner companies and individuals throughout the region. All proceeds benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

Every June, WTVF-News Channel 5 partners with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to highlight inspiring stories from patients and families at Children’s Hospital. The telethon also features on-air personalities and interviews with Children’s Hospital officials, faculty and staff. Viewers made donation pledges online and by calling the phone bank.

The contributed funds support the hospital’s research, patient programs, expansion campaign and other important efforts. Last year’s telethon also celebrated more than $2.2 million.

Children’s Hospital is one of the 20 founding hospitals of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which was formed in 1983 and ensures that every gift goes directly to Children’s Hospital to help patients and families.

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