Children’s Miracle Network raised $4,475,018 for Penn State Children’s Hospital in 2015-16. The total was announced during the 32nd annual Children’s Miracle Network Telethon, which aired this past weekend (June 4-5) on WGAL-TV8.
The total, which reflects an 11 percent increase over 2014-15, represents a yearlong fundraising effort by thousands of individuals and more than 135 corporate and community partners. The total also includes $270,000 in pledges that were made by phone, mail and online during the telethon. These gifts will support lifesaving equipment, programs and research at Penn State Children’s Hospital. Since 1984, Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $60 million to benefit the Children’s Hospital.
Top corporate donors for the year included GIANT Food Stores, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, Cumulus Media Inc., area credit unions, Costco, employees of Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, employees of The Hershey Company and employees of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Local community groups, pediatric patients and families also raised money through various fundraisers including golf outings, races and sporting events.