Augusta University’s creativity on display with May is for Miracles fundraiser

Children's Hospital of Georgia Building

May 1 begins Augusta University’s fourth annual May is for Miracles.

The month-long celebration generates awareness of the partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

All departments that choose to participate in the campaign will begin with 50 paper Children’s Miracle Network icon balloons. To receive additional balloons, departments will sell balloons to their vendors, friends and family, each one for $1 or more. Using these icon balloons, departments will make a creative display — so the more balloons you sell, the more elaborate you can make your creation.

This year, participating departments will be competing for two awards: Best Display and Most Money Raised. Because of COVID-19 and our desire to keep this fun activity safe and socially distanced, display judging is taking place via Children’s Hospital of Georgia’s social media channels.

“The CHOG PACU feels blessed to have been able to participate in the 2020 Month of Miracles event,” said Brittany Watkins, who was part of last year’s Children’s Hospital of Georgia post-anesthesia care unit (PACU) Team 2020, which won Best Display and Most Money Raised. “Children’s Miracle Network has recently supported us in redecorating our PACU to create a much more child-friendly environment for our patients and families to support them during what can be a very stressful time. We are blessed to have been able to give back to CMN during Month of Miracles.”

All funds for May is for Miracles benefit Children’s Hospital of Georgia, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

“May is for Miracles is a fun way for the Augusta University family to come together to raise awareness and support for the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. Creative balloon displays bring joy while also celebrating the many miracles that happen at our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital,” said Kelsey McCullough, philanthropy coordinator for Childen’s.

For more information, or to sign up to participate, contact McCullough by email or call 706-446-0232.

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