Funds raised benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Mohawk Valley Health System
UTICA, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Foundation, in partnership with WKTV NewsChannel 2 and PJ Green, announce the start of the 27th annual $100,000 Miracle Drawing to benefit our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) at MVHS. One lucky person will win $100,000 in cash. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 24, 2023.
The $100,000 Miracle Drawing has helped create miracles for the children of our community. In its 27-year history, this annual event has raised nearly $9 million to benefit Maternal Child Services at MVHS. The money helps MVHS provide services for women and children with little or no insurance, support programs and training initiatives for staff and fund specialized care for the Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located at the St. Luke’s Campus. Funds from this year’s drawing will benefit the Maternal Child Services and Pediatric units in the Wynn Hospital.
“After years of caring for children in our current hospitals, we are truly excited for the opening of the Wynn Hospital later this year,” said Debbie Wainwright, CMN Hospitals program director at MVHS. “The improved technology, services and equipment available will enable us to continue our commitment to provide exceptional care to our littlest patients and their families. We are thrilled to hold the drawing again this year to support the future of healthcare in our community.”
The drawing raises $430,000 annually for babies and children at MVHS and is crucial to providing the best possible treatment to our local children.
A maximum of 4,300 tickets are available this year beginning Monday, April 24, 2023. The winner of the Miracle Drawing receives a $100,000 cash prize. Bonus prizes will also be given away. Tickets may be purchased for $100 each by cash or check at one of our participating ticket locations: AmeriCU Credit Union locations, Chanatry’s Hometown Market, Countryside Stove & Chimney, GPO Federal Credit Union locations, Jay-K Independent Lumber Corp., Remington Federal Credit Union, Special Metals Federal Credit Union and the MVHS Foundation office, located at the Faxton Campus.
The drawing will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 6 p.m., live on WKTV.
Projects such as the $100,000 Miracle Drawing allow MVHS to make a difference in the lives of children and families by providing critical and life saving care, pediatric medical equipment and vital programs and services. All funds raised stay in our community and help local children and their families.
Miracle Child Story – Korbin and Kasen, Litchfield, NY – 2023 Miracle Children
Korbin and Kasen were born at 36 ½ weeks. Although close to full term, they spent their first two weeks in the MVHS Level II NICU. The twins were cared for by a neonatologist and a team of nurses and care attendants while receiving oxygen, IV fluid and thermotherapy. They were closely monitored to stabilize their blood sugar levels, body temperature and oxygen levels. Thanks to the generosity of donors giving to CMN Hospitals at MVHS, Kasen and Korbin received the best possible care from a team of physical, occupational and speech therapists as well as lactation consultants to help with feeding until they were strong enough to go home.
For more information, visit mvhealthsystem.org/miracle-drawing or call the MVHS Foundation at 315-624-5600.
Photo: 2023 Miracle Children Korbin and Kasen, Litchfield, New York.
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