A record-breaking $388,550 was raised for the 37th annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Telethon for Penn State Health Children’s Hospital.

Over the course of the week, June 7-10, funds were raised for lifesaving equipment, patient programs, and pediatric research for the hospital, which treats more than 100,000 children every year.

As a part of Universal Media-Analytics overarching 2021 Miracle Child Champion sponsorship, UMI proudly served as the Telethon t-shirt sponsor. The t-shirt, which was designed by 2021 Miracle Child Champion, Joella of Lewisberry, was provided to donors who made a $35 per month gift or a $420 one-time gift.

Funds for the Telethon were raised through a pre-event mailing, online donations, and support from sponsors. News coverage and commercial inventory showcased Miracle Child stories throughout the week on WGAL 8. The Telethon concluded with an hour-long special on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

“As the Telethon t-shirt sponsor, we invited our team at UMI the opportunity to showcase the incredible generosity we possess to our associates and clients,” said Ann Shields, Chief Customer Officer.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization that has affiliations with 170 children’s hospitals, including Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. It is the only children’s hospital between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia fully equipped to treat the most severely ill children of central Pennsylvania, with both the highest level neonatal intensive care unit and a Level I pediatric trauma center.

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