Local Hospital Participating In National Online Competition

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
2018 Miracle Child, Stella, and her family encourage others to vote for vote for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
2018 Miracle Child, Stella, and her family encourage others to vote for vote for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
With a simple click of a mouse, anyone can help Children’s Hospital at Erlanger win $50,000, donated on behalf of America’s credit unions. 
Tuesday, Nov. 28 was the kick-off of the annual Credit Unions for Kids “Vote for Miracles” promotion. Through Dec. 19, credit unions and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. At the conclusion of the promotion, the top five hospitals will receive a share of $100,000, donated by CO-OP Financial Services and CU Direct.
As one of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger encourages Chattanooga-area residents or those who have benefitted from its services to cast their votes on behalf of the hospital. "If voted a top hospital, the monetary gift would be used to continue the life-saving and life-improving care and services Children’s Hospital at Erlanger is known for by benefitting the Believe Campaign to build the new Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center," officials said.
“Vote for Miracles is an easy way that people in the Chattanooga area can support the region’s only children’s hospital,” said Rebecca Brinkley, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals director for Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. “The Chattanooga community has been so supportive of our efforts to raise funds for our new hospital and I know they will rally to vote us into the top five.” 
Individuals can vote once a day over the course of the three-week campaign at VoteforMiracles.org. Voting commenced Nov. 28, also known as “Giving Tuesday,” and concludes Dec. 19. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $ 5,000, respectively. 
“We are so appreciative of all that credit unions have done for our member hospitals for more than 20 years,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are delighted that we can use Vote for Miracles to not only raise much-needed funds for our hospitals but also tell the amazing story of credit unions’ generosity through the Credit Unions for Kids program.” 
CO-OP Financial Services and CU Direct have partnered to make the monetary donations possible.
To vote for the Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, visit www.VoteForMiracles.org.

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