Children's Miracle Network Telethon

May 23, 2008

Childrens Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon celebrates its 26th anniversary on air with WBNS10-TV Saturday and Sunday, May 31 and June 1, 2008.  All local segments of the Telethon will be broadcast live from Nationwide Childrens Hospital offering a behind the scenes view -- from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Telethon local hosts will be Andrea Cambern, Jerry Revish, Angela Pace, Mike Davis, Heather Pick, Jeff Hogan, Tracy Townsend, and Arica Robbins.  All local donations made through the Telethon will benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital, where more than 700,000 patient visits were recorded last year alone. 

National portions of the 2008 CMN Telethon will originate at Walt Disney World in Orlando and will air from midnight to 9 a.m. on Sunday.  The Telethon is designed to honor and celebrate the 17 million young patients treated in CMN-affiliated hospitals each year and those who directly or indirectly help sick and injured kids hospitals, doctors, nurses and other staff members; donors; corporate sponsors and volunteers.

CMN has raised more than $3.2 billion for childrens hospitals since its inception in 1983.  Now the largest television fund raiser in the world, 170 childrens hospitals throughout  North America benefit from the annual CMN Telethon.  Each year, these non-profit hospitals treat all children regardless of ability to pay and provide more than $4 billion in charitable care.

CMNs hallmark is that 100 percent of locally-generated donations stay in the community in which they were made.  More than $8.1 million was donated to Nationwide Childrens Hospital through the 2007 CMN Telethon, indicating a deep concern and commitment by Central Ohioans to the health and well-being of children.  Visit to donate online.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at