Children’s Hospitals, Patients and Celebrities Recognize a Year of Miracles at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Celebration

Annual Celebration at Walt Disney World Includes
Meredith Vieira, David Archuleta, Steve Young, John Schneider,
Mark Wills, Bill Engvall and Miss America 2011

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 12, 2011)—Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, will gather for its 2011
Celebration events at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Oct. 19-23.

This 5-day engagement brings together hospitals, corporate sponsors, media partners, children’s hospital patients and celebrities to celebrate achievements, share best practices and honor “Champions” — selected children representing all who benefit from the charity’s fundraising efforts.

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champions program, presented by Ace Hardware, identifies one young ambassador from every U.S. state and Canadian province. These remarkable children, ranging from 3 to 17 years old, have all been treated at a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for a serious medical affliction and work throughout the year to further
awareness for hospitals across North America.

During the week, Champions and their families will enjoy breakfast with Disney characters, visit Disney World, speak with sponsors and media partners, and be honored at an emotionally
charged medal ceremony. The week’s highlights include:

Meet the Champions Party and Medal Ceremony
Thursday, Oct. 20, 7:30 pm

Each Champion will be individually recognized for their courage in overcoming staggering medical obstacles. Along with the recognition received from their loved-ones, hospital
representatives and sponsors, the night’s festivities will include comedian Bill Engvall and music by country singer Mark Wills.

Children’s Miracle Awards presented by Delta Air Lines
Saturday, Oct. 22, 6:30 pm

The Children’s Miracle Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, is a formal event that honors outstanding pediatric caregivers at the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Meredith Vieira will serve as the Awards’ emcee, with a vocal performance by David Archuleta, a song by children’s hospital patient Eileen Garrido and a piano recital by Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic
Thursday, Oct. 20- Sunday, Oct. 23

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic is the last stop of the 2011 PGA Tour. The event takes place at Walt Disney World’s Magnolia and Palm golf courses. This is the fifth year
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals will be the title-sponsor of the event, and the 41st year Disney is hosting the Classic. Participating in the two-day pro-am are NFL greats Steve Young
and Brian Wilson, Chicago Cubs’ Carlos Pena, and several members of the Tampa Bay Rays.

(Source: @CMN Press Release)

And while we wait for any footage of this laudable event or a video of David’s performance, here are the highlights of last year’s celebration where David appears @ marks 2:00, 2:16, 2:27 and 2:38

David @ the Capital with a Champion, DC 2010


01 Dream Sky High thanks to AttractionsMagazine

02 Lean On Me thanks to AttractionsMagazine



01 Meeting the Champions & Pre-Awards Night PIX thanks to CMN & Ms USA

02 DA w/ a couple of Champions thanks to @CanadianArchie

03 MORE PIX below