AUGUSTA, Ga. – The local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Celebration, which aired from noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, on WAGT-TV, celebrated $1,208,137 in donations to benefit the services and programs at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, the area’s only children’s hospital. The total represents an accumulation of all the CMN Hospitals fundraisers, campaigns, and other donations to the children’s hospital over the past year, as well as new pledges and donations raised on Sunday through a telethon.
“It’s always exciting to see how our CMN partners, businesses, sponsors, and individuals support our children’s hospital each year,” said Catherine Stewart, CMN Development Officer at CHOG. “I am overwhelmed that we topped $1 million for the second consecutive year. We can help so many young patients and families with this kind of support, and we thank everyone who contributed.”
Stewart said phone pledges will continue to be tabulated over the next few days, and the total will likely rise. More than $1.3 million was raised in 2015, the highest ever.
The 154-bed CHOG is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care, as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children. As a not-for-profit, CHOG relies on community support to provide patient care services to children and families and has been a beneficiary of CMN Hospitals since 1986.
In case you missed the televised event, you can watch all of the videos on the WRDW community page.