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

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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


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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 Liz Vitale at or 513-803-6597.
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 21, and Friday, April 22. 

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

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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.

2016-2017 CMN Ohio Champion

Alyssa Children’s Miracle Network Ohio champion. A patient at Cincinnati Children’s, Alyssa Smith was chosen as the 2016-2017 CMN Ohio Champion. 

A true advocate, Alyssa speaks openly and frequently about her struggles with mental illness. “Everyone has issues,” she says. “At least I know what mine are.”   

Since Alyssa’s diagnosis at age 3, when her tantrums lasted for hours and she refused to sleep, she’s made incredible strides. Coping techniques, biweekly counseling, a healthy diet, daily medication and supplements help her cope with her ups and downs. 

When Alyssa, 12, feels overwhelmed, she visits her mental health care provider at Cincinnati Children’s. She knows the staff loves and supports her and will help her and those around her stay safe. 

She excels in school and loves volunteering as a peer tutor for kids with special needs. 

Summer & Fall Events


Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen logo. 

Cincinnati area Dairy Queen locations will kick off their CMN Hospitals campaign, June 1 to July 27. Purchase a coupon balloon at the register for $1 or $3. July 27 is Miracle Treat Day! On this day, $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold will be donated to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. You can also donate to the hospital by purchasing a Miracle Balloon at the register.

Extra Life

Walmart and Sam's Club logo. 

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club locations will be holding a balloon campaign from August 28 to October 1. Purchase a paper or virtual Miracle Balloon at checkout for $1, $2, or $5.

Ace Hardware

ACE logo. 

On August 4 and 5, participating Ace Hardware retailers will be selling blue buckets for $5 each to benefit Cincinnati Children’s. Receive 20% off of what you can fit in the bucket!

Our Corporate Partners

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