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Change Kids’ Health on Child Health Day

On Monday, October 5, the Miracle Network Dance Marathon movement, represented at over 400 college, university, and K-12 campuses, will be coming together to celebrate Child Health Day and reaffirm their commitment to “Change Kids Health, Change the Future.”

For several years, Miracle Network Dance Marathon has utilized Child Health Day as a day of action, with Dance Marathon programs and participants coming together to raise funds and awareness for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Children’s hospitals rely on donations to care for more than 10 million kids each year. Government and insurance programs do not begin to cover the full cost of pediatric health care. As care costs rise, so does that funding gap; fundraising for children’s hospitals is more vital than ever.  Funds raised through local Dance Marathon programs have helped to provide funding for charitable care, equipment, research, special services, education, and the custom needs of their local hospitals.

On Child Health Day, Dance Marathon programs, participants, alumni, and community members can help to #ChangeKidsHealth by:

  • Encouraging individuals to join the movement by registering as a fundraiser for their campus’s Dance Marathon program,
  • Asking others to donate and show their support for the kids treated in their local communities, and
  • Spreading the word that children’s hospitals need donations to save kids’ lives.

Follow the hashtags #ChildHealthDay and #ChangeKidsHealth to join in the conversation with other Dance Marathon participants and supporters.


On Child Health Day, Dance Marathon participants are encouraged to ask friends, family, and community for donations in their efforts to fundraise for their local CMN Hospital. Those interested in donating can also find their favorite school’s fundraising page and make a donation to support their efforts.

Set a Fundraising Goal:

Consider setting a fundraising goal that is related to the cause/your local hospital. For example, you could set a goal to:

  • Raise $62 for the 62 kids who enter a CMN Hospital every minute.
  • Get 10 donations in honor of the 10 million kids who receive treatments at local CMN Hospitals every year.
  • Raise $X related to the number of kids treated at your local hospital, the number of beds in your local hospital, the number of beds in a specific unit of your hospital.
  • Other numbers you could use to inspire your fundraising goal:
    • Every hour, CMN Hospitals treat
      • 675 kids with trauma
      • 39 kids for diabetes
      • 92 kids for cancer
      • 39 babies in the NICU
      • 97 kids for surgeries