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Miss America Serves National Event to Raise Funds for CMN Hospitals

As Miss America 2017, Savvy shields has visited many patients in member CMN Hospitals. On April 8, contestants will join Savvy in serving their communities in various ways to raise funds for CMN Hospitals.

SALT LAKE CITY (April 6, 2017) — Miss America 2017 contestants from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico will participate in the third annual Miss America Serves event, April 8, sponsored by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, contestants and volunteers will form teams in their individual states to creatively serve their communities and ask their friends, family and social networks to donate to the cause. Miss America Serves is challenging all states to fully participate by pledging to raise a minimum of $5,000 per state. All collected donations will be distributed to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (70 percent) and to Miss America State Scholarship Organizations (30 percent).

While some Miss America Serves events have taken place in member CMN Hospitals, other service opportunities have typically included cleaning parks, beaches or neighborhoods, assisting youth and senior organizations, visiting nursing homes, collecting clothes, stocking food pantries or feeding the homeless. Contestants are encouraged to share their participation on social media using #MissAmericaServes along with their state abbreviation (#CA, #NY, #TX, etc.).

“The kindness and support of the Miss America Organization is invaluable to CMN Hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We’re excited to see how the 2017 Miss America Serves event impacts communities across the country while raising funds that benefit patients treated at CMN Hospitals.”

CMN Hospitals was officially named the Miss America Organization’s national platform in 2007. Since then, the partnership has raised more than $15 million, benefiting member CMN Hospitals across the U.S., as well as Miss America scholarships.

Learn more about Miss America Serves here.


About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $15 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. For more information, visit


As Miss America 2017, Savvy shields has visited many patients in member CMN Hospitals. On April 8, contestants will join Savvy in serving their communities in various ways to raise funds for CMN Hospitals.