Miracle Makers Telethon Raises $6.4 Million

Seattle: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and KOMO 4 television raised $6.4 million during this year’s Miracle Makers broadcast.

Seattle: Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and KOMO 4 television raised $6.4 million during this year’s Miracle Makers broadcast. In its 18th year, the broadcast showcased the stories of Children’s patients, families, staff and volunteers. Proceeds benefit Children’s financial assistance program, which guarantees that no child is turned away, regardless of the family’s ability to pay - a cornerstone of Children’s mission.

“Children’s is truly humbled by the generous response to the telethon,” said Resa Moore, a Children’s Trustee. “Our patients represent the most precious segment of this community - our children. The money raised enables Children’s Hospital to continue a mission that began nearly 100 years ago. We want to thank each and every contributor for helping us exceed our fundraising goal and establish a new Miracle Makers record.”

KOMO 4 newscasters Kathi Goertzen, Todd Johnson, Margo Myers, Steve Pool, Ken Shram and Molly Shen emceed the broadcast.

“All of us at KOMO are thrilled with the generosity of our viewers and truly enjoy our time with Children’s patients and their families,” said Kathi Goertzen, KOMO television anchor and board member of Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We’ve watched so many of these kids grow up over the 18 years we’ve been broadcasting the telethon. We consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to help.”

“The wonderful people at KOMO 4 spend countless hours preparing the special stories about our brave patients, outstanding physicians and dedicated staff,” continued Moore. “They have been our partner for 18 years and are a critical part of our success. We are extremely grateful to KOMO for their strong commitment to Children’s and the community.”

Miracle Makers also recognizes the contributions of major corporate donors, such as Costco Wholesale, Dairy Queen, The John L. Scott Foundation, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, Washington State Elks Association and many others.

About Seattle Children’s

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Seattle Children’s has been delivering superior patient care while advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Seattle Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit www.seattlechildrens.org or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.