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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.


Chiefs Game Day Raffle-Get Your Tickets TODAY! 

On Saturday, October 1st Kansas City local unions will be teaming up to benefit KU Medial Center at the 6th Annual CMN Union Miracle Bowl. This year, we are excited to offer an amazing Game Day Raffle to not only the event participants but everyone, including YOU! Don’t delay, this package will be sure to make any Chiefs game and tailgate a BLAST!

To purchase tickets, please visit: https://bit.ly/3PVO1RZ

 

 

 


Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Back to KC in December 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra is COMING BACK TO KANSAS CITY this holiday season celebrating The Ghosts of Christmas Eve: The Best of TSO and More at T-Mobile Center on December 26th for 2 SHOWS at 3pm and 8pm!

For one week only, starting on Friday, Sept 16th, get tickets for only $29 plus fees while supplies last! No password needed. When you purchase tickets for the evening performance, a portion of the Proceeds will benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at University of Kansas Medical Center.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS!


CMN Supports Research Projects to Make Miracles

Each year, donations raised by Children’s Miracle Network partners are spent in a variety of ways to help ensure the families served by KU Medical Center receive the best care possible.  While funding patient care services, educational programs and providing direct family assistance continue to be a priority for the Department of Pediatrics, this year CMN is proud to be helping support the following research projects that will be taking place at KU Medical Center. 

Research & Clinical Project:  Pediatric Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes & Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Pediatric Patients – by Dr. Nicola Santoro:  Funding two projects, the first aims at assessing the role of the gut bacteria in the development of early onset obesity and whether nutritional changes can lead to beneficial changes in the intestinal bacteria leading to the resolution of the disease. The second study focuses on fatty liver disease and insulin resistance in Hispanic youth. This study is designed to understand why Hispanic children develop fatty liver disease very early in life and why the progression towards liver fibrosis and cirrhosis is so fast in this group.

 Pilot & Other Projects:

  • Hearing Tests as Management for OME in Children with Down Syndrome – by Mackenzie O’Donnell
  • Relationship Between Parent Stress & Adherence to a Program Transitioning Children from Tube to Oral Feedings – by Janae Pauley
  • Post Covid-19 Descriptive Study – by Clara Bing
  • Language Diversity: Understanding & Improving the Availability of Written Spanish Materials in the TUKHS Department of Pediatrics – by Chandra Gordon
  • Capacity Building for Home Language Environment Data Analysis: LENA Devices – by Dr. Brenda Salley
  • A Consensus Method to Establish Best Practice Recommendations for Telehealth Equity – by Dr. Ryan Smith
  • Analysis of the Quality of Life on Parents with Children Transitioning from Tube to Oral Eating: IKanEat – by Temi Akinwuntan

CMN is proud to be a part of these projects and we look forward to sharing outcomes in the future!


Walmart & Sam's Clubs-Fundraising to Help Kids Live Better 

Again this year, Walmart & Sam’s Club associates pulled out all the stops to raise funds during their campaign to Help Kids Live Better!  Beginning on June 13 and working tirelessly for 4 weeks, associates in every location asked their customers to join them in their support of families at KU Medical Center by asking for donations throughout the stores.  Customers were given the opportunity to give no matter how they shopped or checked out:  through the traditional check-out line, self-check-out, online grocery pick-up or even when they made a purchase online.    

In addition to the donations they were raising from their generous customers, associates planned a variety of events for their employees (and customers!) to participate in and have a little fun during this busy time.  From dressing in crazy costumes, hosting cookouts and even hosting “pet adoptions”, the stores continue to be very creative in how they are raising funds to help the kids! 

Thank you to each and every associate at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Walmart Neighborhood Market and Walmart Transportation & Distribution Centers!


CMN Partners brought Happiness, Healing & Hope this Summer! 

The temperate wasn’t the only thing that sizzled this summer, so did the following CMN campaigns. Check them out!

Miracle Treat Day: Many thanks to everyone who visited their neighborhood Dairy Queen and enjoyed a delicious Blizzard Treat! We appreciate the over 40 DQ locations who generously donated a portion of their Blizzard sales to KU Medical Center. Thank you for bringing happiness to your fans and changing kids’ health in the KC Heartland.

Ace Hardware’s Bucket Days: A summertime staple, this year’s campaign did not disappoint. Not only did Ace and Westlake Ace Hardware customers love the new miracle bucket design but appreciated the perk of receiving 20% off almost anything that fit inside, for just a $5 donation. It was an easy way to stock up on project essentials while ensuring that local KC kids continue to receive essential pediatric care.

Thank you to our friends at Westlake Ace Hardware for asking customers to “Round Up,” in August and September. There is still time to make more miracles happen, so visit your Westlake Ace today and say “YES” when asked to donate your extra change!

Panda Express: Throughout the year, employees ask every customer to “Round Up,” their total to help support the hope and healing that takes place every day at KU Medical Center. We know it is not an easy task to fundraise every month but the dedication of Panda Express and their customer generosity is greatly appreciated. Keep up the amazing work!!

Stay tuned as we report these campaign fundraising totals in the following months!


KC is on the Gaming Map- Join in & join Extra Life! 

Did you hear the news? Kansas City has been ranked as the #2 city for gamers in the US and Canada! Between our bourgeoning esports community and the variety of gaming venues and retail locations, it’s not surprise that Kansas City has become a hub for gamers and fans.

It’s not just the content creating professionals or esports athletes that make Kansas City a great gaming city, it’s gamers like you! No matter what kind of games you and your friends like to play, you can register to play games and heal kids by joining Extra Life!

This year’s Extra Life Game Day will be on Saturday, November 5 (but you can pick any day that works for you!) It’s simple to get involved!

  1. Sign up at extra-life.org to join the community
  2. Start raising funds to support KU Medical Center, your local Children’s Miracle Network member hospital. (100% of your fundraising will stay local to help kids seen right here in Kansas City)
  3. Play games and have fun! Get your family and friends involved and create your own Extra Life team. You can play any game you like, whether you are into PC or online games, Playstation, tabletop games, classic board games, or even something like basketball!

 

Head to extra-life.org for more information and to get registered today! 

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