I would like to thank all of our state Log A Load For Kids® sponsors and vendors and all of our dedicated volunteers for a great 2015 fundraising year. Total raised in 2015 from 24 states supporting 64 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) was $2.2 million dollars. We are thrilled with the donation total and are looking forward to another successful fundraising year in 2016.
A donation of $2.2 million dollars could mean 3,351 chemotherapy injections were covered or 1,610 pediatric wheel chairs were purchased. It could mean funds were used to help find a cure for the many diseases or illnesses, such as leukemia, which today has an 80% survival rate.
Your donation is greatly needed! Each of the CMN Hospitals, which are all non-profit hospitals, relies on wonderful partners and donors like the Log A Load Foundation to keep the doors open to be able to create the miracles for the sick kids in our communities. By donating or helping with fundraisers you are helping your own neighbors, family members, and friends of your communities. If you are not participating or donating, please join us in this partnership!
This February, the Log A Load For Kids Advisory Committee and volunteers met for our annual national meeting in February at the CMN Hospital’s Momentum celebration in Orlando. We had a great National Log A Load For Kids annual meeting and networked with other CMN Hospitals partners, as well as visiting with Champion children and their families from all 50 states and Canada. These Champion children have been, or are currently being, treated at one of the CMN Hospitals. It was most inspiring to see hear the Champions’ stories about their experiences, as it was to meet many new friends.
I would like to thank all of you for your contributions and for volunteering to make miracles happen for our children. I would also like to thank Deb Hawkinson and Diane Rossi from the Forest Resources Association and Kelley Mitchell, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Director Corporate Partnership, for all of their support for our Log A Load For Kids Foundation.
I wish all of you a wonderful, successful 2016 fundraising year.
Sherri Hansen, Chair
Log A Load For Kids® Foundation
Support your state’s Log A Load For Kids® campaign! To find your state’s Log A Load organization and contact person, visit www.logaload.org/pages/Participating_Hospitals.html.