Vote for Your Local CMN Hospital and Change Lives

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Out of 140 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) nationwide, 11 in California and Nevada are currently in the running for CMN’s #VoteForMiracles fundraising campaign. The top five hospitals attracting the most votes will benefit from a combined $100,000—all in the name of credit unions.

The hospital with the most votes after the promotion ends on Dec. 19 will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. This combined $100,000 donation is made possible thanks to the generosity of CO-OP Financial Services and CU Direct.

The credit union movement is the top fundraising contributor supporting the cause of treating children with life-threatening diseases (through “Credit Unions For Kids”). This year the #VoteForMiracles campaign surpassed 100,000 votes almost a full week ahead of the pace set at this same time last year.

The voting results in California and Nevada (6th place through 117th place as of the morning of Dec. 5) out of 140 hospitals is as follows:

  • 6th place: 5,198 votes, CHOC Children's, Orange County, CA
  • 28th place: 1,041 votes, Renown Children's Hospital, Reno, NV
  • 32nd place: 890 votes, UC Davis Children's Hospital, Sacramento, CA
  • 34th place: 875 votes, Valley Children's Hospital, Fresno-Visalia, CA
  • 50th place: 408 votes, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, San Francisco-Oakland, CA
  • 54th place: 374 votes, Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 67th place: 242 votes, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 89th place: 127 votes, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, Las Vegas, NV
  • 97th place: 77 votes, Lauren Small Children's Center, Bakersfield, CA
  • 109th place: 47 votes, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Monterey-Salinas, CA
  • 117th place: 28 votes, Cottage Children's Medical Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Mercy Children’s Hospital in Ohio has jumped to first place with more than 15,100 votes as of the morning of Dec. 5, followed by Hurley Children’s Hospital in Michigan (second place) and El Paso Children’s Hospital in Texas (third place). Competition for fourth and fifth place also remains very tight with a dozen hospitals in the running.

#VoteForMiracles hopes to drive awareness of credit unions by highlighting the credit union difference. During the voting process, voters are asked to “Choose their Credit Union.” The credit union generating the most votes for the winning CMN Hospital will be invited to be part of the check presentation at the conclusion of the campaign.

Both credit unions and hospitals are implementing a social-share custom link builder tool that has simplified the voting process. To learn more about this new tool, credit unions are invited to visit http://cu4kids.org/VoteForMiracles to download the “How To” instructions.

Over time, the 10 most represented credit unions have been: ELGA CU, Dort FCU, Health Center CU, Palmetto Health CU, Mercy Health Partners FCU, SchoolsFirst FCU, Financial Plus CU, Service 1st FCU, GECU and Orange County’s CU.

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