Beaumont Children’s annual Walk for Miracles – now renamed the Walk for Miracle Workers – will bring the community together, virtually, on Saturday, August 8, 2020. An online kickoff celebration will take place at 9:00 a.m. Participants are asked to register online, create teams and use Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Crowdfunding page to raise money. In addition to supporting the pediatric programs and services of Beaumont Children’s, proceeds from this year’s event will also support Beaumont’s health care heroes.
Beaumont Children’s, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, is part of the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis. Hospitals are open 24/7/365 to provide high-quality, compassionate care that children and adults need. The dedication of physicians, nurses and medical staff during a pandemic does not come without cost. Donations to Beaumont’s COVID-19 Employee Support Fund assists frontline caregivers with childcare, housing and transportation needs.
“The ripple effect of the impact of caring for COVID-19 patients affects every aspect of treatment and services offered by Beaumont Children’s,” said John Fox, President and CEO of Beaumont Health and Walk for Miracle Workers Chairman. “Important funding is needed to sustain current and new programs in the hospital setting. Hosting the virtual walk will help support these services and bring the community together to thank all front-line workers – health care, first responders and service providers.”
Those participating in the virtual event may decide to walk or run a desired route of their choosing, as well as create their own timing for their event on August 8. Social media will be a connective thread tying participants together. If a team is gathering (not more than 10 individuals at one location), safe social distancing practices should be practiced.
Beaumont Children’s/CMN team will help motivate participants by hosting contests to inspire teams to reach fundraising milestones including “most unique location”, “most spirited”, best costume” and more. Winning teams will receive gift cards supporting local restaurants.
Upon registration, each entry will receive a Participant Kit that includes tips on raising funds, a racing bib and other event gifts and information. Participants will also receive a finisher’s certificate and medal.
During the event, each registrant is encouraged to share his or her experience using #BeaumontMiracleWorkers on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and sharing on Beaumont Children’s Facebook page.
A registration fee of $30 per person is required. To register, visit www.beaumont.org/walk-for-miracles
More about programs of the Children’s Miracle Network at Beaumont Children’s can be found at: www.Beaumont.org/CMN.
Media Contact: Chris Morrisroe, Beaumont Health Foundation Chris.Morrisroe@Beaumont.org or 947.522.0078 (O) 248.770.4527 (C)