OKLAHOMA CITY – To shine a light on the importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it most, Children’s Hospital Foundation (CHF) is pleased to participate in the fourth annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled for April 6-12. CHF is one of 170 member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across North America participating in the week-long initiative.
The following activities encourage support for children’s hospitals:
Wear a bandage. Show your support for children’s hospitals by wearing a bandage of your choice, taking a photo, and sharing it with the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek hashtag.
Start a Facebook fundraiser to help raise critical funds for Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Donate! The best way to ensure that Oklahoma kids receive quality, compassionate care is by donating to CHF, where all of the funds raised stay in the state.
Mattie, age 9, was selected to serve as the 2020 Champion representing Children’s Hospital Foundation. Diagnosed with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia at 19 weeks of gestation, Mattie underwent multiple surgeries to overcome the subsequent complications and has personally benefited from local donations to CHF and our CMN Hospitals partners.
Children’s Hospital Week is the perfect time to both celebrate warriors like Mattie and raise money to give every child the fighting chance they deserve.
“During #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, we will be shining a light on the charitable need of local children’s hospitals,” said Teri Nestel, interim president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “Funding for pediatric healthcare is a critical need in our communities, and donations of all sizes add up to provide critical funding for pediatric medical equipment, services, research and charitable care. This support helps kids live and keeps communities vibrant.” Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat 62 kids every minute.
“This Children’s Hospitals Week is different for our hospital this year,” said Kathy McCracken, Executive Director of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Our physicians are taking extraordinary steps to protect Oklahoma kids amid the coronavirus outbreak. All the while, they continue to provide compassionate, skilled care to children facing monumental health challenges that have nothing to do with this virus, while continuing significant research. Our physicians continue to collaborate with each other and others around the globe to find the best treatments for children who may be diagnosed with COVID-19 and all other disease and injuries.”