More than $2.4 million raised for Geisinger children’s hospital

DANVILLE — Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger wrapped up its annual Celebrating Miracles Telethon last Monday evening raising $2,432,825 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital pediatric services.

The total was announced at the close of the annual broadcast 8 p.m. Monday. The telethon and events held during the past two weekends serve as the culmination of year-round fundraising efforts.

The Wilkes-Barre broadcast, airing on WYOU/WBRE, collected $1,602,435 from corporate sponsors, community and employee groups and phone-in pledges. The Johnstown-Altoona broadcast on WTAJ, which aired on Sunday, June 2, reported a total of $830,389.

Donations stay in the region to help sick and injured children through programs, services and medical equipment provided through Geisinger Pediatrics.

“We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, families, volunteers and the community for helping us reach this total,” says Paul Bellino, MD, Chair of Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. “We are extremely thankful for the support we receive that helps ensure that Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital can continue to create healthy tomorrows for local children!”

The 36-year total collected by Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger topped $66 million.

Donations still are being accepted online at go.geisinger.org/wyouwbre.

Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics. A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $66 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger Health System since 1984. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit www.geisinger.org/cmn.

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