CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF PHILANTHROPY
CMN MONTH OF MIRACLES
Last year brought significant changes to our normal schedule of events as we navigated our way through COVID-19. One of these changes was the cancellation of the 35th Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Celebration Broadcast. As you know, this event is vital to our mission not only because of the dollars it generates, but also the opportunity it provides us to share with our loyal donors and supporters the impact of their donations in the lives of thousands of sick and injured children throughout eastern North Carolina.
Because we all know that “Kids Can’t Wait,” we were excited to work alongside our longtime television partner, WITN, to plan a Month of Miracles to raise funds and increase awareness about the amazing care that takes place every day at James and Connie Maynard Children’s Hospital at Vidant Medical Center. WITN viewers and CMN supporters were able to see miracle stories, as well as examples of how CMN dollars are utilized during this virtual fundraising event.
Throughout the entire month, there were numerous news stories, social media posts and on-air promotions highlighting the Month of Miracles. During the final week of June, various interviews were scheduled during the morning and afternoon newscasts on WITN with Maynard Children’s Hospital team members discussing the care provided at the hospital and how CMN dollars impact their work and sick and injured children’s lives.
A one-hour special aired June 27 highlighting the specialized care offered at Maynard Children’s Hospital along with featured stories of the 2020 CMN Miracle Children. The importance of various equipment, programs funded by CMN, and details about the care offered were also shared.
All Month of Miracles efforts resulted in more than $81,000 raised. Although we are all in a much different place than we were just a few short months ago, thanks to our generous donors, our work at Maynard Children’s Hospital continues because Kid’s Can’t Wait!
COVID-19 RESPONSE EFFORTS
In 2020, the Vidant Health Foundation received tremendous support during a year unlike any other. Despite the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation received an outpouring of generosity from the community in eastern North Carolina. Over $10.7 million in gifts and grants were collected during the fiscal year, including invaluable personal protective equipment (PPE) for our front-line healthcare workers. Our generous donors also supported other critical needs such as cancer and pediatric services, patient support and programs directly benefiting our healthcare heroes.
The Foundation directs 100 percent of each gift directly to the designated area specified by each of our donors. Because of your generosity, the Foundation was able to distribute $14.8 million during the year for cancer care equipment, pediatric services, patient medical needs, team member support and various other health care initiatives across eastern North Carolina.
We are humbled by your continued commitment to the health and well-being of your community. Your support has been vital to the advancement of health care across eastern North Carolina.