Marie Osmond Is Changing Lives
She is a gifted singer and world-renowned performer. She's the only sister of the legendary Osmond Family and of course, she was ''a little bit country'' as part of the duo of Donny and Marie.
Marie Osmond is a champion of children’s causes, all the while being a devoted wife, mother, entertainer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Her devotion and commitment to children, especially children in crisis are what makes Marie and this foundation so unique.
The Children's Miracle Network
Marie has made it her mission to help children in need. Her foundation, The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) was founded in 1983 by Marie Osmond, along with the Osmond Family, Dukes of Hazzard Actor John Schneider, Joe Lake, and Mick Shannon.
The CMNH is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals for ongoing medical research that gives overall community awareness in both The United States and Canada.
Explained on the CMNH website ''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.'' The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
A Celebration of Real Miracles
CMNH has raised money through radiothons, dance marathons, corporate fundraisers and has even done telethons on the first weekend in June, mostly on the local level. The telethon is known as “A Celebration of Real Miracles” and it has been hosted by Marie and John Schneider. The telethon is sometimes televised in several markets throughout the country. To date, they have raised billions of dollars that are distributed through out the hospitals in the Network.