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Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help 17 million kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. All money raised locally through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals directly benefits Dayton Children’s.

Dayton Children’s partners with national and local partners and community organizations through the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To see our full list of CMNH related events please visit our event calendar.

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Keep reading to learn more about some of our national programs and how you can get involved!

K99.1FM cares for kids radiothon

Every fall, the K99.1FM Cares for Kids Radiothon raises money to provide high-quality pediatric health care to infants, children and teens throughout the region. Nancy Wilson and Woody, New Country Mornings hosts, broadcast live from the Dayton Children's lobby, talking to patients and families while asking listeners to call in and make a contribution. Since K99.1FM began airing the radiothon in 1998, they have raised over millions of dollars to help Dayton Children's provide the best pediatric care for children when they are sick or injured.

dance marathons

Throughout the region many schools are dancing for a cause by holding dance marathons in which students dance for 12, 15 or 24 hours straight to raise money for Dayton Children’s. Dance Marathons are engaging programs at both high schools and colleges and any student group can begin a new dance marathon program at their school. Students involved in planning for the dance marathon event spend a year gaining leadership, teamwork, and nonprofit business experience while raising funds and interacting with hospital patients and families. Currently we have Dance Marathon’s at the University of Dayton and Wright State University.

miracle balloons

Many businesses in the area sell Children's Miracle Network balloons and other icons throughout the year. All the money raised in the Dayton area and the twenty county service region directly benefits Dayton Children's. Many of these companies may also have change collection jars or conduct special events during the year and we urge you to actively participate.

extra life

Extra Life is a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals like Dayton Children’s. Gamers ask family and friends to contribute to their gaming marathon and then spend the day participating in any sort of games from video to board to active games! Learn more at

become a corporate partner

We are always looking for new partners to join us in becoming a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals partner and raise money for Dayton Children’s. This may involve hosting an event, collecting change at your counter, or participating in one of the established programs outlined above. The opportunities are endless and we love to see creative ideas from our community! If you would like to discuss becoming a corporate CMNH partner with Dayton Children’s please contact us.

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For questions about any of our Children's Miracle Network Hospital programs please contact our Foundation office at 937-641-3405 or by email.

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To see a list of upcoming fundraising events please view our event calendar.

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