Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is the alliance of premier children’s hospitals. Every year, CMNH treat 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable. CMNH impact the lives of more children than any other children's organization in the world.

A member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) since 1984, Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital receives tremendous support from retail partners across the region. Through a wide array of fundraising campaigns and events, these community-minded companies positively impact the lives of sick and injured children through support of Upstate’s pediatric programs and services. 

Their generosity and commitment continued in the face of the pandemic, even as many businesses and their employees were themselves challenged by health concerns, economic uncertainties, compliance requirements and operating hurdles. The Upstate Foundation is profoundly grateful to its CMNH partners.

CMNH programs 

Radiothon for Kids – In partnership with iHeartMedia and CNY Central, the 17th annual Radiothon for Kids raised over $255,000 to benefit the new Golisano Center for Special Needs. 

Dance Marathons – With generosity undaunted by Covid-19, area college students continued their support for CMNH by pivoting to virtual events. Binghamton University’s Dance Marathon raised just over $15,000 and Cornell University’s Big Red THON engaged the campus in new ways, including a virtual 5k race. Students conducting Syracuse University’s OttoTHON and Ithaca College’s BomberTHON shifted their events from fall 2020 to spring 2021. 

Extra Life – Transforming enthusiasm for gaming into philanthropy, the innovative Extra Life program again demonstrated that gamers have big hearts and an impressive talent for fundraising. Their various activities provided over $61,000 in support of the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital in 2020.

Credit Unions for Kids – Credit union members, including those from Visions (above) and Horizon (below) federal credit unions, know that every dollar can make a difference for kids and their families at Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital. Over $40,000 was raised last year through corporate gifts and CMNH’s paper balloon campaign.  


CMNH Local/National Partners

ACE Hardware
BURGER KING® Restaurants
Circle K
Co-Op Financial Services
Costco Wholesale
Credit Unions for Kids
Dairy Queen
The Hershey Company
Kinney Drugs
Kiwanis International Ontario Division
Knight Swift Transportation
Love’s Travel Stops
Marriott International
McLane Northeast
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Phi Delta Epsilon
Phi Kappa Theta
Rite Aid
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
TOPS Friendly Markets
Valvoline Instant Oil Change
Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity