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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

In Our House: Play is the Best Medicine!

You can feel the child’s energy and excitement on pet therapy days or when they sing a song written just for them. Therapies are a motivating factor and help take a child’s mind off the challenge they’re facing. Play, music and pet therapies aren’t necessarily about the instrument, song, toy or game – it’s the power and energy achieved through therapies that are important.

But no hospital stay is easy. Children’s Miracle Network KC Heartland strives to help each child cope with tools they understand – play, music, art and pets. The comfort we provide brings joy and a sense of normalcy.

Support from donors just like you has a powerful impact on a child’s outlook and changes what they remember about the hospital. Children’s Miracle Network KC Heartland donors have a profound impact on children every day in our region, making the best, compassionate care possible for every child who walks through the door. 

Help make compassionate care available to a child – maybe even one you know and love – by donating today. All funds donated stay local and help families being treated on the KU Medical Center Campus. Click on the link to see our therapies in action:

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

Walmart & Sam’s Club associates pulled out all the stops to raise funds during their campaign to Help Kids Live Better.  Beginning on June 12 and working tirelessly for nearly 5 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 hosting food trucks, 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!

Cheers to a Summer of Miracles for KU Medical Center

Miracle Treat Day: It was the perfect day to beat the heat with a cool Blizzard Treat while helping local kids served at KU Medical Center. Just look at the smiles from our Miracle Kids!!  Many thanks to everyone who visited their neighborhood Dairy Queen to support one of our favorite days of the year.  We appreciate the over 40 DQ locations who generously donated a portion of their Blizzard sales to KU Medical Center.

Ace Bucket Sales: Words of encouragement, thanks and fun drawings by some of our miracle kids kicked off the Ace Bucket weekend in August. From rounding up at the registers to buying $5 bucket filled with project essentials, Ace customers ensured that local KC kids continue to receive essential pediatric care with every donation.

Panda Express: Throughout the year, employees ask every customer to “Round Up,” their total to help support the amazing pediatric healthcare at KU Medical Center. We appreciate the dedication of Panda Express employees and the generosity of every customer for their fundraising efforts each month. Keep up the great work!!

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

Kansas City is on the Gaming Map-Join in and join Extra Life!

Kansas City’s sporting scene is home to a world-class football team, the world’s first women’s soccer team, and a World Series winning baseball team. But did you know that Kansas City also has a booming esports community?  With a variety of gaming venues and retail locations, esports teams, regional conventions, and even gaming arenas, it’s no surprise that Kansas City has become a hub for online and tabletop gaming. 

Gamers of all kinds in the Kansas City area are invited to join Extra Life and game to support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, KU Medical Center. This year’s Extra Life Game Day will be on Saturday, November 4th (but you can pick any day that works for you!)  While some gamers host 24-hour streams to fundraise online, others grab a group of friends for a board game and make a donation to the cause. However you choose to participate is up to you! 

  1. Sign up at
  2. Start raising funds to support KU Medical Center, your local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.  (100% of your fundraising will stay local to help kids seen right here in Kansas City)
  3. Play games and have fun! You can play any game you like, whether you play PC or online games, Playstation, classic board games, do local trivia, or even traditional sports like basketball!  No matter what kind of games you and your friends like to play, you can register and heal kids by joining Extra Life!

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Children's Miracle Network KC Heartland

Children’s Miracle Network KC Heartland
P.O. Box 3245
Kansas City, KS 66103
Phone: 913-588-9100
Fax: 913-588-9101