The Issue: Children in Need of Medical Care
It was bad enough when Karen was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. But in order to receive the frequent treatments she needed, the nine-year-old had to live far from the remote Alaskan village she called home. Fortunately, donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals allowed her to stay at a hospitality home near the hospital for more than a year, enabling her to finish her therapy and return to her village in full health. And stories like hers play out every day. Whether its a six-year-old boy with a rare combination of osteogenesis imperfecta and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or a nine-year-old girl who requires surgery after a tragic accident, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital every minute.
The Campaign: Supporting Children’s Hospitals
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to provide children with medical care. Every dollar raised through this campaign will help Children’s Miracle Network continue its mission of supporting local children’s hospitals by funding medical research, purchasing equipment, and paying for uncompensated care services. These funds will be distributed to a network of 170 hospitals across the United States and Canada, which treat 10 million children every year.
To further support Children’s Miracle Network, Groupon is donating $0.25 for every purchase made from our Mother’s Day Shop between April 29 and May 10. We’ll donate up to $50,000 in support of the network’s lifesaving work.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Nearly everyone has seen the red-and-yellow paper Miracle Balloons flying at their local grocery store. But not everyone knows that each of those balloons represents at least one dollar donated to help children across the US and Canada receive medical care. Since 1983, the hands behind Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have distributed more than $5 billion to 170 children's hospitals. This network uses these funds for medical research, to purchase life-saving equipment, and to care for children from low-income backgrounds. What this amounts to? Every day member hospitals treat 16,000 children in emergency rooms, every hour they provide surgery for 97 children, and every year they provide 32 million patient visits.