#ChildrensHospitalsWeek to Begin March 18, 2019

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCUAwareness week encourages support for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU

To shine a light on the importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is pleased to participate in the third annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled for March 18-24. CHoR is one of 170 member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across North America participating in the week-long initiative.

The following activities encourage support for children’s hospitals, including CHoR, March 18-24:

  • Wear a bandage. Show your support for CHoR by wearing a bandage of your choice, taking a photo, and sharing it with the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek hashtag.
  • Tune in to the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek Live-a-thon Wednesday, March 20, at 8:00 p.m. (EST): The exciting, live event will feature appearances by various celebrities and 10 kids who represent the 10 million kids treated annually at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Catch the action at Facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
  • Start your own fundraiser or make a personal gift online. Help raise critical funds for CHoR. Visit https://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/how-to-help/#fundraiser to get started or here, to donate: https://chfrichmond.childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org/.

Emma Blair, age 9, of Henrico County was selected to serve as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion representing Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. She is treated at CHoR for a cleft lip and palate and has personally seen the impact of philanthropy dollars at her hospital. When asked about her experience at CHoR Emma says, “I was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate so I got it fixed. I like going to Children’s Hospital because they’re all nice to me and tell me what’s going on.” Beginning with #ChildrensHospitalsWeek Emma’s story will be shared across Central Virginia throughout the year thanks to the many local business who organize fundraising programs and events to help the hospital.

“With the third annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek in 2019, we’re taking the opportunity to honor not only our Champions and partners, but also the hundreds of children’s hospitals across the U.S. and Canada who impact the lives of millions of children annually,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We’re reminded daily of the fact that contributions of all sizes add up to provide critical funding for pediatric medical equipment, services, research and charitable care, and that community donations are vital for local kids in need.”

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat 62 kids every minute. To make a donation to your local children’s hospital, CHoR, click here.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.


All funds raised in Central Virginia through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ programs aid in the advancement of health care services for children treated at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. Visit www.chfrichmond.org for more information.

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) is Central Virginia's only comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As Virginia's only Level 1 pediatric trauma center, CHoR offers a wide range of children's health services, including pediatric emergency services, primary care, specialty and subspecialty care, burn, trauma, transplant and long-term care. With more than 15 locations across Central Virginia, CHoR provides pediatric inpatient and outpatient services that cover nearly all children's health-related needs.As part of VCU Health, CHoR is committed to ensuring access to care for all children, training future pediatric caregivers and making new discoveries that improve understanding and treatment of childhood diseases.