It’s getting close to the end of the year and I can’t wait to hear how much we all raised during our 30th Anniversary Year! Please make sure to get all your raised funds turned into your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital soon.
It is hard to believe that we have raised over $50,000,000! This didn’t happen overnight! Remember when generous folks just showed up to donated money without events? Remember Radio-A-Thons? Have you heard about all the events that Log A Load volunteers are doing? Fish fries, log auctions, clay shoots, live auctions, raffles, golf tournaments, silent auctions, bingo, bucket drops, change collections, dessert auctions, bake sales, crayon collections and Bury the Log Truck to name a few!
Log A Load for Kids is a top 15 partner with Children’s Miracle Network and the only grass roots campaign of its kind. Your local CMN Children’s Hospital relies so much on your ability to raise money. Did you know that the CMN Children’s Hospitals provide 32 million patient visits for 10 million children every year? That is a lot of smiling facing to see!! It doesn’t matter if the patient is there to get a broken bone fixed or has a serious disease, your work makes a difference! Please meet “Joe Joe”!
Joseph “Joe Joe” was nicknamed the “mayor of Baystate.” He earned this prestigious title after 142 days in the Massachusetts children’s hospital. Joe Joe took his duties seriously, and like any other politician, you could find him representing the facility that cared for him by talking to and entertaining others. Treatment for Joe Joe began at 4 days old when he was diagnosed with a bone marrow disorder and mosaic Down syndrome. Today, Joe Joe and his family live in Florida where he sees several specialists at another Children’s Miracle Network Hospital receiving care for complications that stem from his initial diagnosis. When he’s not hamming it up, you can find Joe Joe on the dance floor — breakdancing and doing “the worm” to music by his favorite rapper, Pitbull. The specialty center where Joseph has his cardiology and endocrinology appointments was funded in part by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds. Donations also paid for the Omni Giraffe beds used during his treatment.
See, I told you Log A Load for Kids makes a difference! Thank you for your generous and heartfelt efforts on behalf of all CMN Children’s Hospital and most importantly for the patients and families you support!! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a blessed and healthy New 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