Children's Miracle Network raised a record-breaking $3,408,112 for Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital in 2012-2013. The total was announced during the 29th annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon, which aired June 1 & 2 on WGAL-TV8. WGAL-TV8 anchors and reporters hosted the 15-hour telethon from the WITF Public Media Harrisburg. Last year's total was $3.29 million.
The $3,408,112 total represents a year-long fundraising effort by thousands of individuals and more than 135 corporate and community partners. The total also includes $225,000 in pledges that were made by phone and online during the telethon. The $225,000 will support the Child Life program at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, which provides patients and their families with developmental, emotional, and social support. Since 1984, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $47 million to benefit Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.