TORONTO, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Life insurance provider Foresters™ helped raise more than $48 million for North American children's hospitals in 2011. All money raised went to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada.
Foresters is the founding sponsor and international underwriter of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Radiothon program. Through this program, Foresters teams up with radio stations to conduct fundraising programs for local children's hospitals. Since 1990, Foresters has helped raise almost half a billion dollars through the Radiothon program.
Foresters support ensures that funds raised during each Radiothon stay in the region to help children and their families at the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
"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, Foresters president and CEO. "Foresters positively impacts the well-being of 3.4 million families annually through the Radiothon program."
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals currently engages more than 300 stations throughout North America to participate in Radiothons. Radiothon donations are used to fund research and training, purchase equipment, and help with costs for uninsured and underinsured patients.
"As one of our top corporate partners, Foresters has had a direct impact on millions of children," said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "Having raised nearly $500 million through the Radiothon program, Foresters enables our hospitals to provide world-class medical care that saves kids' lives. We are immensely grateful for their long-term support."
The partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is just one of several ways Foresters contributes to the well-being of children, their families and their communities every year.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for more than 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 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 CMNHospitals.org.
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 almost 950,000 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.