Children's Miracle Network and the Riley Hospital for Children
When RE/MAX International became the official real estate sponsor for Children's Miracle Network in January 1992 they had two objectives. The first was to affiliate RE/MAX with a national charity distinguished for improving health care for children. The second was to make the world a better place for the people RE/MAX agents serve. Astronaut Christa McAuliffe once said, "I touch the future, I teach." We view our affiliation with Children's Miracle Network similarly: We touch the future, we serve. The health of business is a reflection of the health of our society. We are committed to contributing to the health of today's child.
What is Children's Miracle Network?
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization founded in 1983. Its mission is to generate funds and awareness programs for children and associated hospitals. In Indiana, those efforts benefit RILEY HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN in Indianapolis. CMN began as an effort to produce a high-quality national television special to raise money for hospitalized children. When the CMN telethon first aired from a small studio, it was broadcast by 30 television stations. It yielded $4.7 million. Today CMN is the largest television fund raiser of its kind in the world. This 21-hour international television special originates live from Disneyland and is broadcast by 200 television stations in the United States and Canada. Just a decade later the broadcast raised $125 million.
RE/MAX and CMN - A Match with a Purpose
RE/MAX has a proven blueprint for success. One of the components of that blueprint is the involvement of Associates within their communities. We know and understand community involvement contributes to increased business for our Associates. We call it Premier Community Citizenship. Children's Miracle Network is an international organization wherein 100% of the funds raised stay within their communities. Likewise, RE/MAX is an international business where success depends upon the sum of many local successes. Our mutual involvement on a local level builds a natural affinity for our business interests. As a corporate sponsor of CMN we enchance our role as local community citizens and as members of the global community. While improving the health of our society, we touch the local RE/MAX Associate and his or her community.
CMN is more than a television fundraiser.
- It is a network of 160 hospitals, selected because of their commitment and excellence in treating children.
- It is a network of sponsors who work to raise funds through hundreds of special events in local communities.
- It is a professional fund-raising organization expert in marketing benefits to corporations who want to give back to the community while they market their goods and services.
These qualities fulfill an unique need in today's marketplace. It is this innovative quality which led to the RE/MAX affiliation with CMN.
If you would like to know more about the Children's Miracle Network, visit their website at childrensmiraclenetwork.org.