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ANNUAL CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK
CELEBRATION BENEFITS
UK CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

By Tammy Gay

 

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In the past 15 years, CMN has raised more than $7.5 million for the UK Children's Hospital.

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Bethany Anderson,
Kentucky's Children's Miracle Network ambassador

For profiles of Bethany Anderson and other Kentucky children being featured on the Children's Miracle Network broadcast, click below:

Bethany Anderson

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Joseph Stephens and
Jacob Palmore

Brady Callahan

Kristin Yonts

For more information about how to donate to the UK Children's Hospital, call (859) 257-1121 or by sending an e-mail by clicking here. To make an online donation, click here.

May 24, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Children who have survived life-threatening illnesses, injuries and birth defects will be recognized as "champions" during the "Children's Miracle Network Celebration," which will be broadcast May 31-June 1 from Fayette Mall in Lexington on WKYT-TV, channel 27 (Lexington), and WYMT-TV, channel 57 (Hazard). Co-hosts are Barbara Bailey and Bill Bryant, WKYT-TV, and Tony Turner, WYMT-TV.

The broadcast will feature stories of children who have benefited from the support of private citizens who have contributed to the Children's Miracle Network in the past. Among those stories of Kentucky children is Bethany Anderson, a Lexington third-grader who also serves as Kentucky's ambassador to the national Children's Miracle Network.

The University of Kentucky Children's Hospital is the local beneficiary for the 15th year of the annual Children's Miracle Network campaign to raise money for 170 children's hospitals across North America.

All proceeds raised in Kentucky stay in Kentucky to benefit the UK Children's Hospital, the only participating hospital in the state.

In the past 15 years, CMN has raised more than $7.5 million for the UK Children's Hospital.

Last year through CMN, Kentuckians gave $1,052,000 to UK Children's Hospital, reaching the Hospital's $1 million fund-raising goal. During the broadcast, the program will feature and celebrate the triumphs of UK's young patients and the health issues they are facing.

The annual program will not only recognize the children as champions, but also the many people who champion children, such as families, health professionals, individuals, volunteers and donors.

The broadcast Celebration begins at 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, and will continue through 11 p.m. On Saturday, June 1, the Celebration continues at 10 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. During the broadcast, there will be a silent auction at Fayette Mall, which also benefits the UK Children's Hospital.

For more information about the Children's Miracle Network Celebration or how to donate to the UK Children's Hospital, call (859) 257-1121 or by sending an e-mail by clicking here.


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