Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One of the Nation’s Leading Children’s Charities Opens Headquarters as Part of Salt Lake City’s Downtown Redevelopment Efforts

Jimmy Osmond, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, Salt Lake County Mayor Corroon, Primary Children’s Medical Center Patients and Others Join to Celebrate Children’s Miracle Network’s New International Headquarters

SALT LAKE CITY (July 10, 2009)—Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, has opened the doors to its new international headquarters, located in downtown Salt Lake City.

Jimmy Osmond, the brother of the organization’s co-founder Marie Osmond and a member of the Board of Trustees, was joined in the ribbon cutting ceremony by Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon, City Councilman and Chair of the Redevelopment Agency Eric Jergensen, and several children who have been treated at Primary Children’s Medical Center (Primary Children’s is one of Children’s Miracle Network’s 170 hospitals).

The group revealed the total amount raised by Children’s Miracle Network from its 1983 inception to today – an impressive $3,818,459,578.32 – and cut a ribbon using children’s safety scissors before inviting guests inside to tour the building.

The four-story building, which is located at 205 West 700 South, was completed with support from Salt Lake City through its downtown revitalization efforts. Children’s Miracle Network currently employees 100 people at the new building; the nonprofit also has offices and employees in New York City, Canada, Ireland and the U.K.

“Salt Lake City is excited to welcome the Children’s Miracle Network headquarters to our vibrant downtown area,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker. “They join a roster of noteworthy companies and organizations who have chosen to call our City home. We are honored to have the employees who work tirelessly for a noble cause in downtown Salt Lake City.”

Since 1983 Children’s Miracle Network has operated from Utah. In that time, Children’s Miracle Network has raised more than $3.8 billion for children’s hospitals; has expanded to serve hospitals in Canada, Ireland, the U.K. and Australia; and has formed relationships with hundreds of corporate sponsors, including Walmart, Costco, RE/MAX, Marriott, Delta Air Lines and Microsoft Xbox, to raise money for children’s hospitals around the world.

“Even as we have expanded to serve children in different countries, Utah has remained our home,” said Children’s Miracle Network president and CEO Scott Burt. “The new building provides us with the space and resources we need to most effectively raise money for our member hospitals, and also demonstrates our commitment to Utah.”

Article can be found at: http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/PressReleasesDetail.aspx?id=151&releaseid=34

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