Children’s Miracle Network sponsors

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals ® (CMN Hospitals) was founded in 1982, with the simple goal of saving the lives of children by raising funds and awareness for children’s hospitals. Kentucky Children’s Hospital has partnered with CMN Hospitals to help bring the finest pediatric health care to children in our community and beyond. To date, CMN Hospitals has raised over $4 billion for children’s hospitals worldwide, most of which has been donated a dollar or two a time. Locally, your support of CMN Hospitals creates miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of children. Every dollar raised locally through CMN Hospitals stays here in Kentucky.

Support a CMN Hospitals Event or Campaign

You can support Kentucky Children’s Hospital by participating in campaigns and events led by our CMN Hospitals Sponsors. By participating in CMN Hospitals events and purchasing Miracle Balloons at local sponsor locations, you help Kentucky Children’s Hospital serve the health care needs of children and their families across the state.

Events and Campaigns Spotlight

Support one of our upcoming Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® campaigns and events annually:

Buy a Miracle Balloon
You have probably seen the famous red and yellow Miracle Balloon icons at local retailers. Buy a Miracle Balloon for $1 (or more) at participating retailers, and the funds will benefit our patients and their families.

Rite Aid
Stop by your local Rite Aid April 1 - May 19 to support Kentucky Children’s Hospital by purchasing a $1 balloon icon. All proceeds will benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

Walmart/Sam’s Club
Stop by any Kentucky Walmart or Sam’s Club May 1 - June 15 to support Kentucky Children’s Hospital, your local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, by donating during checkout. All proceeds will benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma Intimates
Visit Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma Intimates and Boston Proper, in store and online, during the month of May to support Kentucky Children’s Hospital, your local Children’s Miracle Network hospital. A portion of the sale of designated bracelets will be donated to Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

Carmike Cinemas
Visit a Carmike theater May 4 - 31 and purchase a $1 balloon icon. All proceeds benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Dance Marathon
Every March, students from colleges and universities gather together to dance “For The Kids” at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. The event is the culmination of a year-long, student-run effort to generate support through personal and organizational fundraising. For more information on how your college or university can host a dance marathon contact our offices at (859) 257-1121 Learn more about Georgetown University Dance Marathon.

Change Bandits
Change Bandits “seize” loose change from their family, friends, co-workers and classmates to give to Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Anyone can participate in Change Bandits.

Miracle Treat Day
Every July, participating Dairy Queens throughout North America donate proceeds from Blizzard sales to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Enjoy a tasty Blizzard treat at your local Dairy Queen to help our patients. Visit for a list of participating locations.

Miracle Jeans Day
Every September, individuals, groups, schools or companies show their support for Kentucky Children’s Hospital by making a $5 donation and wearing jeans to work. Go casual for our children.Click here for more information.

IHOP National Pancake Day
IHOP “flips” for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with its National Pancake Day celebration. On February 28, 2012, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., enjoy a free short stack of IHOP’s famous buttermilk pancakes, and in turn make a donation to Kentucky Children’s Hospital.