Through fundraisers like Miracle Jeans Day, Coin Drives and countless special events, Kansas credit unions and the Kansas Credit Union Association raised $109,863 for Kansas’ three Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
So what does $100,000 do for our CMN Hospitals?
Nationwide, credit unions raised $10.2 million last year, which helped serve 10 million kids through 163 Children's Network Hospitals. Since 1996, credit unions have raised more than $130 million for these hospitals.
Here’s why your fundraising efforts are so important:
An average pediatric ER visit = $423
Average cost of a hospital stay for a child admitted after a serious illness or injury = $7,500
An average cancer treatment = $75,000
Even a few pennies and dollars can go a long way:
$0.41 can buy a Wee Pee sized diaper for babies weighing less than 800 grams
$0.50 can buy a Preemie sized diapers for babies weighing up to 4 pounds
$1.08 can buy a Size 1 blood pressure cuffs for the smallest child patients
$4.00 can buy a Baby blankets for the Neonatal and Infant Critical Care Unit
Funds raised help support the hospitals in a variety of ways including providing new facilities, equipment, research, patient services and uncompensated care for those families with limited or no insurance.
With the help of 1,800 Kansas credit union employees and our 640,000+ members, we join 250,000 employees nationwide and 92 million members in making a huge difference in the lives of children.
The funds raised in Kansas directly support these hospitals:
KU Medical Center, Kansas City
St. Francis Health Center, in Topeka
Via Christi Hospitals, Wichita
The generosity of leagues and credit unions over the years has made credit unions (through Credit Unions for Kids) the third largest corporate contributor to CMN Hospitals behind only Walmart and Costco.