CMN raises over $311,000 in annual telecast

The Children's Miracle Network of Southwest Louisiana raised $311,554.39 during their annual telecast broadcast live on KPLC this year.  The 8.5 hour broadcast brought in phone pledges from around the community and featured local children's "miracle" stories.

The money raised by the telecast and other annual Children's Miracle Network fundraisers is used locally to help improve pediatric medical care services and health education opportunities in the Southwest Louisiana Region.

"Children are one of our most precious resources," says Anna Catherine Viator, Annual Events Manager for Children's Miracle Network. "Because of the generous support of the community, CMN is able to provide hope and healing to the children in Southwest Louisiana. We are very grateful for our loyal supporters as you continue to help us make miracles!"

The Children's Miracle Network also awarded two distinguished awards during the telecast:  The 2010 Children's Miracle Network Dr. Charles Michael "Buzzy" Vanchiere, Sr. "Miracle Maker" Memorial Award was presented to CHRISTUS St. Patrick ENT, Susan W. Boyd, M.D.  Dr. Boyd is the Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor who has treated the 2010 CMN Miracle Kid, Erica Weldon.

GAP Broadcasting received the Children's Miracle Network Community Champion Award for their extraordinary efforts for CMN in 2010. GAP Broadcasting stations include Gator 99.5, KISS FM 92.1, 107 JAMZ, 92.9 The Lake and Cajun Radio 1470 and 1290 AM.