Giving Tuesday for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, is #GivingTuesday, and Elizabeth is sharing one of the many reasons why she understands how important it is to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and Credit Unions for Kids. If you agree that all children should have access to the healthcare they need without regard to ability to pay, you can donate here too!

Running can HURT kids!

Yes, I’m trying to get your attention. But it’s also true.


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We need a helping hand …

A few weeks ago my son was running full speed down our street to get to his friend’s house when he tripped and fell. I found him laying  in the middle of the street, sobbing. He had cut his knee, his elbow, his hip, and we learned eventually he had broken a bone in his wrist.

He’s not hurt bad and doesn’t even need a cast, but It’s hard when your kid is hurt. Navigating the emergency health care visit and finding out late at night that his x-ray was slightly misread, and finding an orthopedist who could see us the next day was hard. Changing my work schedule with no notice and driving an hour to see the only orthopedist available was hard.

But lots of families have it harder. And this is where running can HELP kids…by helping Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Every year, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, cutting edge research and preventative health education, and treat children for every disease and injury imaginable – regardless of their ability to pay.

And every year, runners of the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run dedicate themselves to raising money for these families. Last year, 160 fundraisers raised $62,130.79  for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

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…and a Helping Heart

And it’s so EASY to help.

In honor of #GivingTuesday we are asking YOU to DONATE HERE NOW and help us raise $500 so CMNH can purchase a fetal heart monitor.

As runners, we know about the power of heart, from obsessing over heart rate zones to that moment in the race when your mind says NO but your heart says GO.

Donate today, so babies who’s hearts are not as strong as ours can get the care they need.

Donate today, to help make the hard days easier for families.

Give from your heart and I promise your cold winter runs will feel a little warmer!!

Please click through here and help us support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals–donations are secure and 100% tax-deductible!

About Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

Elizabeth is a writing mom on the run and was one of two Social Runners from 2012-2013. Originally from Maryland, Elizabeth now runs up and down the hills of Pittsburgh, PA, where things (like rivers) come in threes. She loves triathlons, has published three books and has three sons! She runs her own writing business and finds that a good long run is often the source of her creative ideas. Elizabeth loves being married to a great runner who was a finisher at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

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