Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals logo
FoundedAugust 11, 1983 (1983-08-11)
FounderMarie Osmond and
John Schneider
Mick Shannon
Joe Lake
TypeChildren's charity
FocusChildren's hospitals
Coordinates40°45′13″N 111°53′48″W / 40.753613°N 111.896616°W / 40.753613; -111.896616Coordinates: 40°45′13″N 111°53′48″W / 40.753613°N 111.896616°W / 40.753613; -111.896616
Area served
USA, Canada
Increase US$37.1 million (2009)[1]
Formerly called
Children's Miracle Network
Osmond Foundation, For the Children of the World
Children's Miracle Network, founded 1983 with hot air balloon

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) is a North American non-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals, medical research, and community awareness of children's health issues. The organization, founded in 1983 by Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Mick Shannon, and Joe Lake, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. Until his sudden death after a bike accident, the President and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals was John Lauck. To date, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals claims to have raised more than US$4.7 billion which is distributed directly to a network of 170 hospitals.


In February 2020, CEO and President John Lauck died.[2]


Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises money each year to donate to children's health issues.[3] The funds are raised in part by corporate partners, like Home Warranty of America, Walmart, Ace Hardware, Sam's Club, Costco Wholesale, Wawa, RE/MAX, IHOP and Love's Travel Stops throughout the United States and Canada. There are 170 children's hospitals affiliated with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the United States and Canada. The funds raised by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals flow through directly to participating hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' primary fund raising efforts are corporate fundraising campaigns with more than 80 corporate partners.

In addition, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and many of its member hospitals hold an annual telethon every first weekend in June known nationally as A Celebration of Real Miracles, hosted by Osmond and Schneider, with local cut-ins. The telethon is presented on various television stations in the United States and Canada with local segments varying from station to station. In Quebec, the TVA network produces its own French-language telethon, Opération Enfant-Soleil, held the same weekend as its English-language counterparts; though it does not use any of CMNH's segments, the telethon and the organization is part of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Many universities host annual Dance Marathon events to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other local children hospitals. These events collectively raise millions of dollars to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals services, such as the Indiana University Dance Marathon which raised $2,622,123.21 in 2013 for the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana.[4]

The Miss America Organization has made Children's Miracle Network its national platform. All girls competing at local, state, and national levels, are required to raise money in order to participate.

Corning Federal Credit Union, Love's Travel Stops, Costco, CDW, Delta Air Lines, Publix, Rite Aid, Dairy Queen, IHOP, Sigma Chi, Delta Zeta, Domino Sugar, Phi Mu, Speedway LLC, Phi Delta Epsilon, Phi Kappa Theta, Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, McGraw-Hill Federal Credit Union, and Marriott International are some of the corporate partners that support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. As of August 2013, RE/MAX and RE/MAX agents have donated more than $123,000,000 to CMN.

Another great contributor to the Children's Miracle Network is Extra Life, which unites thousands of players around the world in a 24-hour gaming marathon to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $40 million for local CMN Hospitals.[5]

Charity rating[edit]

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is not rated by Charity Navigator because it receives less than 40% of its funding from direct individual contributions.[6]


  1. ^ "Children's Miracle Network 2009 Annual Report" (PDF). Children's Miracle network. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
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  3. ^ Engel, John. "Niswonger Children's Hospital to benefit from Children's Miracle Network fundraising". WCYB. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  4. ^ "IU Dance Marathon Raises Record $2.6 Million for Riley Hospital for Children." Archived 2016-11-12 at the Wayback Machine IU Newsroom. Indiana University. November 18, 2013. Web. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "Extra Life - About the Miracles". Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
  6. ^ "Charity Navigator". Charity Navigator. Retrieved 4 December 2019.

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