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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Children's Miracle Network

This week begins the Children's Miracle Network campaign for our FCCLA chapter. 
Children's Miracle Network was founded in 1983 by Marie Osmond ("Donny & Marie", "The Osmond Family") and John Schneider ("The Dukes of Hazzard" TV show) to raise money to buy expensive, specialized medical equipment for Children's Hospitals.
To date CMN has raised over 3.2 BILLION dollars and hosts a telethon each May. 
This year FCCLA has joined with Children's Miracle Network to form the DIG IT! Project.
Every year 17 million sick and injured children are treated thanks
to the 170 plus Children's Miracle Network hospitals across America. 

In 1993 while we still lived in San Diego, my eldest daughter was one of these children, requiring emergency brain surgery the second week of her freshman year of high school. Other children in our community have benefited from our CMN hospital, Freeman West in Joplin. some have been LifeFlighted to Children's Mercy in KC.

FCCLA will help Children’s Miracle Network in their endeavors to
insure that no child is turned away from the help they need,
regardless of their ability to pay. FCCLA will directly assist in saving
lives while partnering with the world’s largest nonprofit for children.

FCCLA's CMN campaign has its own special celebrity spokesman, Simon Curtis! Star of Nickelodeon's Spectacular! Simon was diagnosed with Leukemia at age 10.

And Monti Montanez, senior member of Menudo, has composed and sings a special song just for CMN, "My Dreams", featured in the video below. Additionally, members of Menudo will be visiting various CMN Hospitals throughout the year to further promote Children's Miracle Network.

There is more information about this special FCCLA DIG IT! Project.

So join in, get involved. Be Part of It!!!

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