June 9, 2006

Telethon’s record tally to benefit Children’s Hospital

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Children of volunteers and patients hold up the local total for the Children's Miracle Network's 2006 Telethon.

Telethon’s record tally to benefit Children’s Hospital

The Children's Miracle Network's Radiothon and Telethon raised more funds for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt than ever before.

The event occurred June 3-4 and raised $1.4 million, which includes $175,520 from the Radiothon held at Vanderbilt March 9-11.

The 24th annual CMN Telethon was broadcast on NewsChannel 5 with on-air personalities as hosts, and featured inspiring stories and interviews with patients, families, faculty and staff.

The funds raised go toward The Children's Fund, a major source of funding for hundreds of specialty programs run through Children's Hospital, and will support equipment, research and education.

Children's Hospital is one of the 22 founding hospitals of the CMN, which was formed in 1982 and is the only national fund-raising effort that pledges 100 percent of all locally raised money goes to local member hospitals.