“Music is Medicine”
I was asked recently why I write articles that focus on celebrities and their foundations and charities. Many have asked why I am drawn to those that are centered around children’s health, education & overall well being. For me the answer is simple. As a person who has worked in the educational field for many years; Early Childhood Education to be exact; these causes have always been especially close to my heart.
This is why I have chosen to focus on someone who has dedicated her life to children, Marie Osmond.
Marie is an amazing talent and a champion of children’s causes, all the while being a wife, mother, entertainer, business woman, entrepreneur and philanthropist. I have found she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. Her foundation is The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) and Marie has made it her mission to help children everywhere!
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was founded in 1983. The founders were Marie Osmond along with The Osmond Family, Actor John Schneider, Joe Lake and Mick Shannon. It’s a nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals and on going medical research that gives attention to overall community awareness in both The United States and Canada.
The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals puts on a telethon every year, on the first weekend in June. The telethon is known as “A Celebration of Real Miracles” and it is hosted by Marie and John Schneider. The telethon is televised in several markets throughout the country. To date, they have raised billions of dollars that are distributed through out the hospitals in the Network.
If you would like more information on this very special foundation please visit either cmnhospitals.org or you can go to childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org
You can also get information from Marie’s website marieosmond.com
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There are plenty of ways to donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Options include everything from online donations to donating your SkyMiles
- Online Credit Card
- By Check. Write your check out to CMN Hospitals and put ATTN: if there is a specific hospital, corporate partner or fundraising program you’d like the check attributed to. To find your local CMN Hospital. Mail checks to CMN Hospitals 205 West 700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
- Go to website to see what partners for your local CMN Hospital are doing in your community to help kids.
- Give your Delta SkyMiles. – firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line: SkyWish Donation: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
- Planned/Estate Giving