Dear Family & Friends,
It’s that time of year again! Time to break out the gowns, heels, and sparkles! Not only do I enjoy competing in pageants and spending time with the many close friends I have gained throughout the years, but I also am proud to support the Miss America Organization‘s national philanthropy, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).
CMN Hospitals touches the lives of children in our communities who are sick and injured, whether they have leukemia or a broken arm. Funds from CMN Hospitals not only provide care and allow for the purchase of life-saving equipment, but also cover those extra personal touches, like a recreation room or even gas cards to help families travel to specialists.
Over the past four years, I have been involved with CMN Hospitals through the Miss America Organization and through my sorority, Phi Mu, which also supports the charity nationally. I served my sorority chapter as Philanthropy Chairman and was delighted to coordinate several events to benefit this worthy cause. One of my favorite events occurs each October: “Trick-or-Treating for Kids Who Can’t”. As Halloween takes place this year, please take a moment to think about all the children and their families who won’t spend the holiday dressing up in costumes and venturing out for candy, but instead will spend their evening in our local hospitals. Please consider making a donation to support these families and give thanks for the healthy children in your life!
Since embarking on this journey with the Miss America Organization in 2009, I have raised a grand total of $2,133.87 for CMN Hospitals due to your generosity! This year (2012-13) is my FINAL year of eligibility in the Miss America Organization–In order to go out with a BANG, I’m challenging us all to match that amount this year! Please help me reach my goal of $2,133.87–even a $5-10 donation makes a difference in the life of an unhealthy child!
As always, your donation will be considered a charitable donation for tax purposes and a receipt will be provided at the end of the year. Once you have completed a secure online donation, your contribution will be included in my fundraising total on my personal page. If preferred, you can print out a form to send a check through the mail. To help even further, you can forward this message on to other friends and family or inquire about company matching gifts to help me in my fundraising efforts. My personal page will track my results so I can thank each and every contributor.
Thank you in advance for your support–not only of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, but of my personal journey towards the Miss America crown!