Proud Partner: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout North America. More than 170 children’s hospitals – including Cincinnati Children’s – are affiliated with CMN. These hospitals provide tremendous value to their local communities. With CMN’s help, hospitals like Cincinnati Children’s are able to continue providing vital services for patients and families. 

Your Support Stays in Cincinnati 

One hundred percent of the money raised through CMN events in Greater Cincinnati goes directly to Cincinnati Children’s.  These events help fund research and training, purchase life-saving equipment and pay for uncompensated care. With the support of CMN, Cincinnati Children’s is changing outcomes for kids, making our community healthier and more vibrant. 

For More Information 

Contact Natalie Gerano by email, call 513-636-9241 or visit the CMN Hospitals website.

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CMN Hospital Levels

Support of $100,000 or more:

  • Walmart / Sam’s Club
  • Speedway

Support of $10,000  or more:

  • Credit Unions for Kids
  • Circle K Midwest
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Great Clips
  • Dairy Queen Inc
  • Marriott
  • Chico’s FAS
  • International House of Pancakes (IHOP)
  • RE/MAX


Dance marathons provide local high school and college students with a fun opportunity to raise money for Cincinnati Children’s. Every year, the University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Miami University sponsor dance marathons to benefit the life-giving work at our hospital. If you’re interested in starting a Dance Marathon at your school, reach out to Jessica Fitzpatrick at or 513-636-2103.
Extra Life puts a passion for gaming to good use − raising money for kids at Cincinnati Children’s. Participants register and create a personal fundraising page through CMNH, collect sponsorships from friends and family, then spend 24 hours playing all types of games. Extra Life is a national fundraising effort sponsored by CMNH − which means that all the money raised locally goes to Cincinnati Children’s.

Cincinnati’s top Spanish language radio station, La Mega 97.7 FM, will host its 3rd annual “For the Kids” radiothon in partnership with Children’s Miracle Network to benefit the children and families of Cincinnati Children’s. The radiothon will air 6 am-7 pm on Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27. 

La Mega 97.7 FM staff and on-air talent will share stories from our patient Champions and their families. Listeners will be asked to call during this time to make a donation or pledge. All donations will stay local and proceeds will benefit Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC), providing programs, education and resources to help families in our community prevent pediatric injuries. 

In 2017, LaMega’s 97.7 Hispanic Radiothon raised nearly $118,000 for the Comprehensive Children’s Inquiry Center at Cincinnati Children’s, providing local Spanish-speaking families with resources, programs and education that will promote child safety and prevent pediatric injuries at home, at play and on the go.

Ways to Get Involved with CMN

CMN provides engaging strategies and resources for local companies that are looking for a way to raise funds for Cincinnati Children’s. To learn how your business can help support Cincinnati Children’s through CMN campaigns, contact Natalie.
CMN Hospitals offers a variety of programs throughout the year that allow people to connect with and support Cincinnati Children’s while participating in activities they enjoy. Current programs include local university Dance Marathons, Extra Life and Radio Fundraisers. Learn more about programs that support Cincinnati Children’s by contacting Natalie.
Several national companies have partnered with CMN Hospitals to support each location’s local children’s hospital by selling Miracle Balloons. Corporate partners supply 85 percent of funds that CMN Hospitals raises each year. Locally these companies rally their employees and engage their customers to support Cincinnati Children’s. Find out more about the campaigns on our event calendar.

Meet Allison: 2018 CMN Champion

Allison - 2018 CMN Champion. It’s our pleasure to introduce our Cincinnati Children’s CMN Champion of 2018 – Allison! Allison’s family has been a part of the Champions Program at Cincinnati Children’s since 2006, and have been strong advocates and ambassadors for the medical center and the kids and families we serve.

When she was just 6, Allison was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) – an inherited disorder in which clusters of cysts develop, causing the kidneys to enlarge and lose function over time. The cysts can grow very large, damaging not only the kidneys but also the liver and other organs.  The cysts can cause serious complications, including high blood pressure and kidney failure. There is no cure for PKD, so it’s highly likely that Allison will need a kidney transplant as an adult.

Born male, in July 2016, Allison began a new journey in her life and turned to the renowned experts at the Transgender Clinic at Cincinnati Children's. This multidisciplinary clinic addresses the needs of teens coping with gender dysphoria and brings together a team of experts in psychiatry, psychology, endocrinology, pediatric gynecology and more. 

Allison has suffered from gender dysphoria most of her life, resulting in depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. She began medically transitioning to female with the help of our experts last November and her care team is working closely to improve her kidney function during her transition.

We’re inspired by Allison’s bravery. She’s not afraid to live her life as her true self and encourages everyone to do the same. She has a wonderful circle of friends and family who support and love her, including her two brothers who are her best friends and biggest advocates. 

Allison loves playing video games, listening to music and creative writing. She also has a talent for acting and would like to do more someday. She’s a very talented artist with a bright future and plans to study art or graphic design in college.


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Shop at your local Ace Hardware and help local kids!

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Help celebrate our growing national partnership with popular jewelry designer Kendra Scott by visiting local stores, following via social media and inviting supporters to pick up the CMN Hospital Kendra Scott Charm!

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Stop by local Valvoline locations to support Cincinnati Children's! 

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The University of Cincinnati's annual Dance Marathon, BearcatTHON, raises money for the hospital. Follow them on Instagram to cheer them on.

Our Corporate Partners

Learn more about the generous support we receive from our local business community.