Foresters helps raise more than half a billion dollars for children's hospitals since 1990

2012 Radiothons raised over $47 million

TORONTO, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Life insurance provider Foresters™ has helped raise more than half a billion dollars ($527,782,081) for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals), a charity that raises funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada.  In 1990 Foresters became the founding sponsor and international underwriter of CMN Hospitals' Radiothon program and through the volunteer efforts of its members and sales partners, has been raising funds for over two decades. In 2012, Foresters helped raise over $47 million to support the charity.

"Children's hospitals play a critical role in their communities, ensuring kids get the special care they need and giving hope to their families," said George Mohacsi, President and CEO, Foresters. "Through the Radiothon partnership, Foresters is pleased to have a positive impact on the well-being of 3.4 million families each year."

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals currently engages more than 300 stations throughout North America to hold Radiothons to fund research and training, purchase equipment, and help with costs for uninsured and underinsured patients.  By covering the costs associated with Radiothons, Foresters ensures that funds raised stay in the region to help children and their families at the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

"We are immensely grateful to have Foresters as one of our top corporate partners," says John Lauck, President and CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.  "Over two decades, they have raised more than half a billion dollars towards world-class medical care that saves and improves kids' lives."

With a rich 135-year history founded on mutual aid, Foresters purpose is to champion the well-being of families.  The partnership with CMN Hospitals is just one of several ways Foresters contributes to the well-being of children, their families and their communities every year.

About Foresters
Foresters™ is a life insurance provider with a difference.  The fraternal benefit society, founded in 1874, supports family well-being through quality products, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities. Foresters shares its financial strength with over one million members in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.  For more information, visit foresters.com.

Foresters™ is the trade name and a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, 789 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9; its subsidiaries are licensed to use this mark.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.


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