Childrens Miracle Network Telethon to Benefit Nationwide Childrens Hospital

May 20, 2010

The Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon celebrates its 28th anniversary on air with WBNS-10TV on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2010. All local segments of the Telethon will broadcast live from Nationwide Children’s Hospital – offering a “behind the scenes” look from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Telethon local hosts include Andrea Cambern, Jerry Revish, Tracy Townsend, Angela Pace, Arica Robbins, Dan Fronzcak and others. All local donations made through the Telethon will benefit Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where nearly 923,000 patient visits were recorded in 2009.

National portions of the 2010 CMN Telethon will originate at Walt Disney World in Orlando and will air from midnight to 9 a.m. on Sunday. The Telethon is designated to honor and celebrate the 17 million 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 $3.4 billion for children’s hospitals since its inception in 1983. Now the largest television fundraiser in the world, 170 children’s 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.

CMN’s hallmark is that 100 percent of locally-generated donations stay in the community in which they were made. More than $8.2 million was donated to Nationwide Children’s Hospital through the 2009 CMN Telethon, indicating a deep concern and commitment by central Ohioans to the health and well-being of children. Visit http://www.NationwideChildrens.org/telethon to donate online.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 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 1.4 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 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 NationwideChildrens.org.