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#ChildrensHospitalsWeek to Begin March 18, 2019

#ChildrensHospitalsWeek to Begin March 18, 2019

Awareness week encourages support for Children’s of Alabama

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, Children’s of Alabama is pleased to participate in the third annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek, scheduled for March 18-24. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat 62 kids every minute, and Children’s is one of 170 member Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across North America participating in the week-long initiative.

The following activities encourage support for children’s hospitals during the week:

  • Tune in to the Children’s of Alabama #ChildrensHospitalsWeek Facebook Live on Tuesday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. Children’s will be introducing our local 2019 CMN Hospitals Champion, Richlyn Carter, during the live broadcast.
  • Wear a bandage to show your support for children’s hospitals, take a photo and share it with the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek hashtag.

Richlyn, 4, was selected to serve as the 2019 CMNH Champion representing Children’s of Alabama. She was treated as an infant at Children’s for lymphatic malformations and spent a month in the hospital after surgery. View Richlyn’s story here.

“We are excited to participate in Children’s Hospitals Week to create awareness about the unique services at Children’s, highlight incredible patients and staff, and recognize 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. "Contributions from our supporters allow us to provide research, services and care for kids in need across the state, and we are grateful to have their continued partnerships.”

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, 42 other states and seven 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 one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. More information is available at