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Children's Miracle Network

Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation is proud to be a member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN).

CMN is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals worldwide. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners unite with our CMN to help sick and injured children in our community. Donations to our local CMN create miracles by funding vital programs, services, equipment and education that saves and improves the lives of more than 18,000 local children each year.

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CMN Giving in the Community

Gifts made to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) allow Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare to continue to enhance maternal and child services that we give to our community. CMN provides state-of-the-art equipment, community programs and staff education, so that every baby and child treated at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare receives the best possible care.

Our caring and generous community that gives to Children’s Miracle Network helps to make miracles happen every day. We thank you for supporting us and for making a difference in the lives of the patients we care for.

2018 Miracle Children

Each year our Children’s Miracle Network selects miracle children to represent all the children cared for at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. The children and families are selected based on referrals from some of our Children’s Miracle Network funded programs throughout the hospital. While we believe every single child we care for is a miracle child, we select only a few for this yearly honor.

Sadie, 1 - Brookfield, NY

When Sadie was only 7 months old, she visited the Emergency Department at the St. Luke’s Campus where she was later admitted to Pediatric Department and received treatment for Group B Streptococcus. During her time in the Pediatric Department, Sadie received care from our incredible staff, including the child life specialist, Erin. Child Life professionals help infants, children, youth and families cope with the stress and uncertainty of illness, injury, and treatment. They provide evidence-based, developmentally-appropriate interventions including therapeutic play, preparation and education to reduce fear, anxiety and pain. The child life specialist position is funded through Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at the St. Luke’s Campus.

Addison and Katherine, 1 - Rome, NY​

Addison and Katherine were born prematurely at 32 weeks and had to spend time in our Level II Special Care Nursery at the St. Luke’s Campus until they were strong enough to go home. Thanks to your generosity, CMN Hospitals funds the Special Care Nursery and allowed Addison and Katherine to stay close to home during a critical time, with family at their sides.

Get Involved

You can make a difference for local children. The success of our local Children’s Miracle Network is made possible by the many special events and grassroots fundraisers held year-round by local businesses, organizations, families and individuals. To learn more about how you or your business/group can make miracles happen for local kids contact Andrea MacDiarmid at 315-624-5600.

Miracle Balloons

The staple fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network is the sale of Miracle Balloons. During a campaign, Miracle Balloons are placed at registers at participating retail establishments. Employees ask every customer to buy a Miracle Balloon for $1 or more, and all donations go Children's Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Paper Miracle Balloons are a fun, simple way to raise funds while sending a message that you care about local children.

Miracle Balloon Fundraisers are also appropriate fundraising opportunities for local schools and/or groups that may be interested in raising funds either internally or through a special fundraising event.

The Miracle Balloon is the most recognizable fundraising icon in North America. More than 60 percent of people recognize the red and yellow paper balloon and nearly 40 percent have purchased one in recent years. Miracle Balloon sales have become the largest, most successful Children's Miracle Network program yet.

Contact Andrea MacDiarmid at 315-624-5600 to learn how you can begin a Miracle Balloon Campaign for your business or group.

Change for Miracles (Round Up)

You can make cents add up. Change for Miracles is a retail fundraising program that encourages consumers to round up their final bill, donating the excess to the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. It’s an ideal fundraising program for walk-in and online retailers, restaurants, commercial service providers or home service providers. Donations can be sent right to your Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. This campaign can help strengthen your organization’s image, builds community, and helps kids receive life-saving care.

Contact Andrea MacDiarmid to learn how you can begin a Change for Miracles Campaign at your business today.

Casual for Kids

Dressing casual can help local children. Show your support for children at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare by going Casual for Kids at your organization in return for a small donation from each employee to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare. Contact Andrea MacDiarmid at 315-624-5600 once you’ve selected your date to receive some Casual for Kids stickers.

Hold a Special Event

Would you like to host an event to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation? If you are considering holding such an event, please contact Andrea MacDiarmid at 315-624-5600.

Donate Toys

Play experiences can help children to cope and adjust to illness and hospitalization. You can help by donating new toys, games and other play-time supplies. When donating stuffed animals, only brand new toys in their original packaging are able to be accepted.

Make a Donation in Lieu of Favors

Support the Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation by making a donation in lieu of favors for your special occasions (weddings, baby showers, birthdays etc.).

Thank your guests with a unique alternative to traditional favors by making a donation to our Children’s Miracle Network. You can let guests know that you have chosen to support local children in the hospital on your special day.

Your Dollars at Work

When you donate to Children’s Miracle Network at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare Foundation, you are making a difference to children in your neighborhood. It may be to the new baby across the street who spent time in our Level II Special Care Nursery, the child next door who breaks his leg, your co-worker’s child who just visited our emergency room or even your own child who maybe just needs a well visit.

Support Our Children's Miracle Network Hospital

Real miracles are happening every day here at Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare because of your gifts to our Children’s Miracle Network. Here are some of the ways you are making a difference to local children.

Thanks to you we are able to:

  • Offer the area’s only Level II Special Care Nursery staffed 24 hours-a-day, seven days-a-week by neonatologists, physicians who provide special care to sick or premature babies.
  • Fund a community education program called Project Kids Care, a mobile pediatric training program designed to provide first responders (paramedics and EMT’s) with continued pediatric training throughout Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties.
  • Employ a full-time Child Life Specialist who provides a one-on-one relationship with each child and helps them work through their fears of hospitalization and helps make the child’s stay more comfortable.
  • Offer an OB Care Center for women with little or no insurance to ensure they have healthy pregnancies.
  • Care for all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.