Giving and Integrity
At the conference were not only the 170 member hospitals, but also their corporate partners, celebrities and of course, the children being honored at the Celebration.
I was able to listen to a number of the keynotes and really enjoyed hearing about their CEO’s vision (John Lauck) and his aggressive goals for the Children’s Miracle Network. And I loved hearing about the team that is 100% devoted to Innovation. They are planning some very interesting programs that you will be hearing about over the course of the next few months.
During the course of the event, I was impressed by the link between the giving of the various corporate partners and the high degree of integrity that is evident in their attitude about the kids. With the help of their partners, they have raised $4.2 billion for their children’s hospitals since 1983.
It is clear that giving is a part of their partners’ corporate DNA, versus just being a “program” to get them positive PR. Their core group of corporate partners includes Walmart & Sams Club, Foresters, Costco Wholesale, Credit Unions for Kids, RE/MAX, Marriott, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware, Dairy Queen, Food Lion and Delta Airlines.
If you aren’t familiar with the Children’s Miracle Network, click on the logo above. And if you are going to travel anyway, use the TravelingtoGive.com link above and we will donate 5% of our revenues to CMN.