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How Your Dollars Make Miracles 

The Pediatrics Department at the University of Kansas Medical Center is proud to be the local CMN Hospital in the Greater Kansas City area. The funds raised through CMN events go directly to fund pediatric research initiatives taking place exclusively at KU Medical Center. In addition, funds help sick and injured children being treated at the University of Kansas Health System. These dollars are used to pay for charitable care, equipment, supplies and educational programs.

Striking Up Fun at the Union Miracle Bowl!

There was excitement in the lanes at the 5th Annual CMN Union Miracle Bowl on October 2nd and it
wasn’t just the sounds of strikes and spares. It was the celebration of raising $38,881 for KU Medical Center! Over 100 Labor Union members representing a variety of different Locals in the Kansas City community made this amazing total possible through sponsorships, individual fundraising, and contributions to several different raffle packages!

The event was sponsored by Pipe Fitters Local #533, Roofers Local #20 and Awards & T-Shirt Specialists, Inc.  We are very proud to recognize Roofers Local #20 as the Top Fundraising Team for raising over $13,000. Our Top Fundraising Individual was Paul Post of Roofers Local #20 who raised an impressive $7,200.

Each year, the Union Bowl also crowns a Tournament Champion, and it was a fight until the final frame. Congratulations to Sheet Metal Workers Local #2 for their 1st place win and Plumbers Local #8 for their 2nd place finish.

Thank you to Ward Parkway Lanes for hosting our event each year and to Sarpino’s Overland Park and Sarpino’s Westport for providing a delicious lunch. Special thanks to Pipe Fitters Local #533, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Greater KC Building and Construction Trades, Westlake Ace Hardware #34 in Lee's Summit and OPCMIA Local #518 and countless other donors who made our raffle a great success!

The commitment and generosity of our Local Labor Unions to CMN continues to grow each year and for that we are truly grateful!

Chalking It Up to Gratitude

A favorite role for our miracles families is to visit local partners and personally say “Thank You.”

Due to the pandemic, this outing has been greatly missed until now. In September, we launched a new way for families to show our partners how much their fundraising is appreciated in a fun and safe way through chalk messages!

Our CMN Chalk Cheerleaders made the first debut of their creativity through words of thanks, inspiration, and fun drawings to our Westlake Ace Hardware locations during their September Round Up Campaign. Westlake Ace employees loved seeing the colorful messages as they begin their day and our CMN families got back to doing what they do best… expressing their gratitude!

The Round Up Campaign raised over $69,000! Many thanks to the hard work of Westlake Ace and the cheerleading from our families for each making a difference in their own ways. Be on the lookout for more amazing work from our Chalk Cheerleaders in the community.

Get into the Holiday Spirit with the 2021 Miracle Day of Hope Radiothon

Share in the magic of this holiday season with Cumulus Media as they celebrate the 2021 Miracle Day of Hope Radiothon benefiting KU Medical Center. On Thursday, December 9, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. join your favorite Cumulus station as they take you on unique journeys with local CMN children who have experienced healing, hope and even miracles because of the care they received at KU Medical Center. These triumphs have been -and continue to be – made possible through the fundraising support of local businesses and individuals in our community.

You can make a significant difference in the healthcare of local kids that will last a lifetime. On December 9, set your radio, phone or smart device to: 101.1 The Fox, 94.9 KCMO, 95.7 The Vibe, Magic 107.3, KCMO Talk Radio at 103.7 FM and 710 AM, 105.1 The X or 102.5 Jack FM and join us for the 2021 Miracle Day of Hope!

You can also support KU Medical Center Pediatrics by attending Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 2021 Winter Tour: Christmas Eve and Other Stories on Wednesday, December 29 at the T-Mobile Center. The special 8 pm performance will support CMN with $1 of every ticket sold benefiting KU Medical Center.

Giving Back Never Looked so Fashionable!

Fashionistas from around the Kansas City area headed to Kendra Scott on the Plaza on September 22nd for their annual Give Back night.  For 2 hours that evening and 2 days online, 20% of all purchases made were donated to Children’s Miracle Network at KU Medical Center. 

Kendra Scott is dedicated to supporting a number of non-profit organizations and especially driven to help CMN during the month of September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. 

It’s safe to say that everyone involved had a great time that evening!  Thank you to everyone who came out to support CMN by shopping and to each of the Kendra Scott employees for their dedication to our families. 

Ride of a LIFE TIME

Life Time, the nation’s premier healthy lifestyle brand, hosted their inaugural Ride of a Life Time event benefiting CMN Hospitals and the Life Time Foundation on Saturday, September 25.

This hybrid event offered cyclists the opportunity to participate on location at Life Time health clubs in dedicated spin classes, virtually through live instructor-led classes, or independently outside in the fresh air. Participants were challenged to raise at least $250 for and ride their bike for at least one hour.

Locally led by Melanie Eshelby and Susan Doerr, at Life Time Lenexa and Life Time Overland Park respectively, 88 participants raised $6,535.00 exceeding their goal of $5,000.

We are grateful for Melanie, Susan, and everyone who “saddled up” for the Ride of A Life Time 2021!


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