Our Champion for the Champions ~ David Archuleta
Posted by bebereader on Saturday, October 22, 2011
Meeting the 50 Champions of @CMNhospitals! What cool kids #celebration11
Actually more than just 50 haha
David is at Disney World in Orlando this weekend for the 2011 celebration of The Children’s Miracle Network, a charity that raises funds for children‘s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The celebration honors the champions, one child from each state, representing all of the children who benefit from CMN’s efforts.
“Meredith Vieira and David helped get the morning started with a Champion’s breakfast. Pictured here are Texas and Oregon Champions Dustin and Hannah!” ~ Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Each of these children has been treated for a serious illness at a CMN hospital. This weekend’s celebration affords them the opportunity to catch up with some very special Disney characters and to visit the attractions at Disney World. They will be honored tonight at an awards ceremony and treated to a performance by David, with background vocals by Sunny Hilden, one of David’s songwriting collaborators.
“Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals was founded with two simple goals.
Help as many children as possible by raising funds for children’s hospitals.
Keep funds in the community in which they were raised to help local children.
The organization was founded by Marie Osmond and her family, John Schneider, Mick Shannon and Joe Lake. As of 2011, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals have raised more than $4.3 billion—most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time.”