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Join, Raise, and Share on Child Health Day 2021!

*This blog will be updated from now until Child Health Day, so share it with your team, bookmark it, and check back for more resources to support your program.

To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. On Monday, October 4th, you can join the entire Miracle Network Dance Marathon community in celebrating Child Health Day and coming together to Join the movement, Raise funds for children’s hospitals, and Share the message that Kids Can’t Wait.

 

CLICK HERE to view the recording from our webinar on 8/24!  During this collaboration meeting, attendees reviewed the resources being developed for programs to activate in October, heard best practices from programs that have participated in Child Heath Day before, and had time for open discussion.

Check out the resources available for Child Health Day planning! View this blog post for the latest messaging you can use to share why donations make a difference. We want to know your plans for Child Health Day! Share them with us here.

 

Rules & Regulations for the Child Health Day Leaderboard

CMN Hospitals has created a series of challenges for programs to compete for the opportunity to win a share of $30,000 in monetary prizes for their local children’s hospital through participation in Child Health Day.

Challenges will run from 12 AM ET on October 4, 2021 to 6 AM ET on October 5, 2021.

Leaderboard updates for all three challenges will be posted periodically at dancemarathon.com. Updates will be posted at approximately: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM, 7PM, 10PM ET on October 4th. Winners will be announced on October 5th.

Program Fundraising Average per Registered Participant Challenge:

The 3 Dance Marathon programs that have the highest fundraising average per registered participant on Child Health Day will win a portion of funds for their program. The prize will be distributed among the top three programs, regardless of tier, in proportion with their fundraising average on Child Health Day. Fundraising average will be determined using the total amount fundraised on Child Health Day and the total number of participants registered for the event at the close of the challenge.

Program Registration Challenge:

The Dance Marathon programs that register the most participants on Child Health Day will win a portion of funds for their program. The prize will be distributed among the top program in each tier(*) in proportion to the number of people they register on Child Health Day.

Program Fundraising Challenge:

The Dance Marathon programs that fundraise the most on Child Health Day will win a portion of funds for their program. The prize will be distributed among the top program in each tier(*) in proportion to the amount they raise on Child Health Day.

(*) Programs will be competing against other programs in the same tier:

  • High School Tier
  • Tier 1: New programs hosting their inaugural Dance Marathon event during the 2021-2022 academic year and programs raising up to $24,999 in 2020-2021.
  • Tier 2: Programs that raised between $25,000 and $74,999 in 2020-2021.
  • Tier 3: Programs that raised between $75,000 and $149,999 in 2020-2021.
  • Tier 4: Programs that raised between $150,000 and $374,999 in 2020-2021.
  • Tier 5: Programs that raised over $375,000 in 2020-2021.