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A Year of Miracles

It takes a village to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ commitment to raising funds and awareness for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Real miracles happen when corporate and retail partners, and members of the many communities across Central Virginia work together throughout the year. From lemonade stands to dancing and gaming marathons, from our annual Radiothon to point-of-sale fundraisers complete with silly hats, cookouts, and raffles, this village of people and businesses helps ensure that children treated at CHoR every day have access to the very best care.

Miracles in our Community

270 total partner locations and special events raising $824,834 locally during 2016-17 year. Highlights from the year include:

  • Dairy Queen – 7,857 Blizzards sold on Miracle Treat Day at 15 area locations
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club – celebrating 30 years of nationwide support and $1 million raised from 34 locations over 4 years for CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center
  • Panda Express – 202% growth over the prior year in 6 area locations with $24,808 raised in 2016
  • Costco – celebrating 30 years of nationwide support and $83,460 raised in 2 locations in the 2016 campaign
  • RE/MAX – celebrating 25 years of nationwide support with 27 Miracle Agents from 3 Richmond offices
  • Anthem LemonAid – 713 stands raised $108,086 for the ASK Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Clinic at CHoR
  • Radiothon – 79 volunteers answered 718 calls, 19 patient family shared stories that were broadcast on 3 radio stations and 1 TV station, $207,283 pledged
  • Extra Life – 299 participants gamed for 24 hours and raised $43,109
  • Miracle Network Dance Marathon – 441 students from 2 schools danced for 24 hours and raised $29,907