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38th annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon raises more than $1 million

Published: Sep. 14, 2021 at 11:16 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 8:55 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - This year, UMC Children’s Hospital hosted the 38th Annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Celebration Broadcast. As being the only CMN Hospital in the region, the Celebration highlights our CMN partnership, as well as continuing to raise money to provide the best care possible for the children in our region.

The South Plains has been incredibly generous supporting UMC’s Children’s Hospital. You donated more than $1,076,000.

This year the goal was to raise enough money to purchase a specialized pediatric ambulance to transport newborns to UMC’s NICU.

The event highlighted our miracle children and their families, as well as the providers who continue to help provide the best care possible. We also recognized national and local sponsors as well as individuals and organizations that have raised funds and supported CMN during the year.

“This year, one of the big projects we are asking for the community’s help with is a NICU transport ambulance. There is often not an available ambulance in the city due to other needs, so this delays us getting to the baby and getting them back to UMC or we have to cancel the transport altogether,” said Misti Welch, UMC Children’s Miracle Network Program Manager. “By having our own dedicated ambulance, we hopefully will be able to get to our patients quickly and avoid any delays in care. We will also be able to avoid bad weather and will have our own specialized equipment stocked.”

UMC Children’s Hospital wants to thank all of our supporters as well as our amazing sponsors that help make this event happen! Your donation matters!

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Last year, more than $1 million was raised for the Children’s Hospital at University Medical Center. Including this year’s donations, more than $24 million has been raised in the past 38 years.

UMC raising money during the 38th Annual Children's Miracle Network for a pediatric ambulance.
UMC raising money during the 38th Annual Children's Miracle Network for a pediatric ambulance.(University Medical Center)

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