Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Donny Osmond launches online fundraiser to support children’s hospitals during dancing competition

SALT LAKE CITY — On Thursday Donny Osmond launched “Dancing for Miracles,” an online fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network (www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org), an international nonprofit that raises funds for children’s hospitals.

The fundraising campaign will last as long as Osmond remains on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” a reality show that has him competing through dance against other celebrities.

Supporters are asked to visit Donny.com, where they can make a one-time donation or pledge an amount for every week Donny continues competing with his dance partner via national television.

All of the money raised will benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the United States.

“Children’s Miracle Network is an organization I have always believed in,” said Osmond. “I know my supporters will be willing to help a cause that reaches children in every community.

“I’ll keep dancing, if they’ll keep raising funds for the 17 million children treated each year at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.”

The Osmond family has been involved with Children’s Miracle Network since its inception in 1983. The charity, which began as a telethon housed in the Osmond studio, has since grown into an international nonprofit organization, which has raised more than $3.8 billion for children’s hospitals in the past 26 years.

In addition to the intrinsic benefits of donating to a children’s charity, donors and others that enter are given the chance to win a trip for two to Las Vegas, Nev., with tickets to see Donny and Marie perform at the Flamingo.

Complete rules and regulations are available at www.Donny.com.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

CMN idea!
How about auctioning off the milkshake banner after Monday's appearance and giving the proceeds to CMN???
I spent the summer helping my daughter raise $ in conjunction with the Miss Colorado/Miss America Pageant Organization. My daughter can't believe how many great things the Osmond name is connected to! I told her, "they don't just sing, honey!"
Thanks for your time,
Amber M. Lena