Miracle Makers Broadcast - A New Look

On June 4, this year’s Miracle Makers broadcast, co-sponsored by Costco and KOMO 4 television, boasted a new look featuring wonderful patient stories, a special interview with Treuman Katz, Children’s Hospital CEO who will retire in September and a wonderful kids activity area where patients and siblings who were on the show could play.


On June 4, this year’s Miracle Makers broadcast, co-sponsored by Costco and KOMO 4 television, boasted a new look featuring wonderful patient stories, a special interview with Treuman Katz, Children’s Hospital CEO who will retire in September and a wonderful kids activity area where patients and siblings who were on the show could play.

Miracle Makers raised over $132,000 in pledges and match sponsorships for Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Proceeds benefit Children’s uncompensated care program, which ensures that all children in our region receive the specialty care they need, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Pledges could also be made toward specific hospital departments.

Through the committed work of KOMO staff and more than 225 volunteers, Miracle Makers 2005 highlighted the stories of Children’s patients, families, staff and volunteers.

This year’s broadcast featured patients cared for by Children’s departments of Rehabilitation Medicine, Heart Center, Neuro surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Orthopedics, and many other hospital areas. The program also showcased the importance of nurses and other valuable staff in making Children’s a special place for Pacific Northwest children. Inspired by their stories, donors called in more than 670 pledges during the 4-hour broadcast.

This year’s show was another wonderful reflection of how much the community cares for children in this region.
~ Peggy Habegger

“In 21 years of Miracle Makers broadcasts, over millions of dollars have been raised for Children’s Hospital,” said Peggy Habegger, a Children’s Hospital Trustee and the 2005 Miracle Makers Chair.

“This year’s show was another wonderful reflection of how much the community cares for children in this region and supports the mission of Children’s Hospital. We are so very thankful to have such dedicated support from the community and from KOMO 4 TV.

KOMO 4 newscasters Kathi Goertzen and Steve Pool emceed the broadcast with help from, Mike Dardis, Denise Whitaker, Todd Johnson. DW Clark, a long-time KOMO producer served as producer.

About Seattle Children’s

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Foundation and Research Institute together deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients. Consistently ranked as one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s Hospital specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood. Through the collaboration of physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties, Seattle Children’s Hospital provides inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic, surgical, rehabilitative, behavioral, and emergency and outreach services to families from around the world.

Located in downtown Seattle’s biotech corridor, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is pushing the boundaries of medical research to find cures for pediatric diseases and improve outcomes for children all over the world. Internationally recognized investigators and staff at the research institute are advancing new discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention, bioethics and much more.

Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation and Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association work together to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care, clinical care and research. The foundation receives nearly 80,000 gifts each year, from lemonade stand proceeds to corporate sponsorships. Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, serving as the umbrella organization for 450 groups of people who turn an activity they love into a fundraiser. Support from the foundation and guild association makes it possible for Seattle Children’s care and research teams to improve the health and well-being of all kids.

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