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#ChildrensHospitalsWeek Announced for March 5-11, 2018

BIRMINGHAM - To shine a light on the importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it most, Children’s of Alabama will participate in the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek scheduled for March 5-11.

There are several ways the community can participate in Children’s Hospitals Week:

  • Tune in and share our Facebook Live Wednesday, March 7, at 12:30 p.m. (CST). We will be talking with our 2018 Children’s of Alabama Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) Champion, Brayden (BB) Butler of Chelsea, and Children’s staff. BB, 11, was treated at Children’s after suffering a traumatic brain injury following a motocross accident. After he was airlifted to Children’s, Brayden underwent neurosurgery to fix the bleed, followed by extensive rehabilitation with our Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy departments. BB, his family and therapists will be available for interviews after the Facebook Live event at 1 p.m.
  • Make a donation online at to support fundraising efforts during Children’s Hospitals Week.
  • Finally, the public is encouraged to participate in the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek bandage campaign on social media by wearing a bandage and writing on it the name of a child who has benefited from a children’s hospital, take a photo and share it with #ChildrensHospitalsWeek and #ChildrensAL.

“We are excited to participate in Children’s Hospitals Week to create awareness about our services at Children’s, as well as recognize our 2018 Champion, BB, and our community partners who provide great support for our hospital,” said Emily Hornak, director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Cause Marketing and Corporate Partnerships at Children’s of Alabama. "Their contributions allow us to provide research, services and care for kids in need across the state, and we are grateful to have their continued partnerships.”

Children’s is one of 170 member CMN Hospitals across North America participating in the week-long initiative. On average, CMN Hospitals across the country treat 62 kids per minute. For more information, visit


About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and

About Children’s of Alabama

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 45 other states and six foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at