Broadcast Raises $1,000,257 for McLeod Children’s Hospital

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(6/05/12) - The 2012 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration Broadcast raised $1,000,257 for McLeod Children's Hospital. The Celebration Broadcast is a culmination of year-round efforts dedicated to helping hospitalized children. The McLeod Children's Hospital is the local partner for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, and provides the highest level of pediatric care and technology in the region.

The Broadcast took place Saturday, June 2, on WBTW News 13. Several children treated at McLeod Children's Hospital were featured during this year's celebration. The 2012 McLeod Children's Hospital miracle children were the Lewis quadruplets; Blakeney Moore, and Harrison and Will Walker.

Funds generated nationally by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals are used to benefit children treated at 170 hospitals throughout North America. One hundred percent of locally-generated donations stay right here at McLeod Children's Hospital. These funds are used to purchase highly specialized equipment for the McLeod Children's Hospital to help advance the treatment of critically ill and injured children and infants.

Funds are also utilized to establish summer camps for children with asthma, diabetes and sickle cell, support programs such as injury prevention, and community health education programs.

More than 100 beds at McLeod are dedicated to serve the needs of children in McLeod Children's Hospital, the NICU and PICU, and McLeod Day Hospital. Each year approximately 22,000 children are treated at McLeod either as an inpatient, outpatient, or rehabilitation patient.

At McLeod Children's Hospital, doctors, nurses, technicians, and volunteers strive for medical excellence in treating critically ill and injured children and to provide the very best healthcare resources for the region's children for generations to come.

If you would like to donate to McLeod Children's Hospital, please call the McLeod Health Foundation at (843) 777-2694. For online donations, please visit www.McLeodFoundation.org.