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Miracle Field Day is an opportunity for elementary school students to use their Field Day to raise funds and awareness for kids who are receiving treatment at our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate (Formerly Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital).

The Miracle Field Day fundraiser will teach your students about the importance of giving back and helping families right here in your own community—all while having fun and celebrating the end of another great school year. 

CMN Hospitals and your school have invited the enthusiastic team at Booster to introduce students to stories of kids whose lives have been forever changed because of the care they received at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate. The Booster Team is also bringing their fundraising expertise to help make the event a fun, epic experience for everyone. 

Find your school’s Miracle Field Day page below, register your student for a fundraising page, and get excited to make miracles happen with Miracle Field Day!  .

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 FIND YOUR SCHOOL

 

Ready to set up your student’s fundraising page?

Click on your school below and get ready to start making miracles.

 
 
School Kick Off Date Field Day Date
River Ridge Elementary 10-May 17-May
Blythe Academy 14-May 17-May
Fork Shoals Elementary 20-May 24-May
Jesse Boyd Elementary 22-May 24-May
Pelham Road Elementary 28-May 31-May
Plain Elementary 28-May 4-Jun
Stone Academy 28-May 31-May
Oakview Elementary 29-May 4-Jun
 

The school with the highest participation percentage in this fundraiser will win a $500 grant from Booster for their support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital!

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What is Miracle Field Day?

Check out the video below to get a quick overview of what you can expect during Miracle Field Day!

 
 

What is Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate?

Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate (Formerly Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital) is located in the Upstate of South Carolina. Board-certified pediatricians care for more than 500,000 infants, children, and adolescents each year. From primary care to specialty care, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate is dedicated to providing outstanding medical care for every child. We are committed to serving not only the patients well-being, but the well-being of their families. Click here to learn more about Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate.

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Where does the money go?

Donations to Miracle Field Day stay local to fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care at Prisma Health - Upstate Children’s Hospital. All funds donated to Miracle Field Day are tax deductible and will go directly to Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate. Check out the “Meet our Miracles” section below to learn more about students just like yours who have benefited from donations to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.


What is CMN Hospitals?

More than 10 million kids enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital like Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate across North America every year. 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. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through programs like Miracle Field Day. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Click here to learn more about CMN Hospitals. .


What is Booster?

Booster is an elementary school fundraising company that exists to strengthen schools by increasing funds and inspiring students through a remarkable fitness and character-building experience. Dedicated to growing intentional leaders and creating remarkable experiences, Booster serves over 3,000 schools and 1.8 million students across the country. Booster has selected Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as their official giveback partner and continue their commitment to serving students by hosting events like Miracle Field Day as well as donating time to their local CMN Hospital. Click here to learn more about Booster.


So is this a Boosterthon Fun Run?

This is NOT a Boosterthon Fun Run. This is a fundraiser for our local CMN Hospital, Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate. The Booster Team is merely helping to host the event. 100% of your donations will go towards Prisma Health Children’s Hospital–Upstate.

 

Meet OUR miracles

 

In the days leading up to Miracle Field Day your student will learn about kids just like them who have benefited from donations to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Keep scrolling to meet our miracles.

Nathan

Just a few weeks before his first birthday, Nathan was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease, a degenerative disorder that attacks the mitochondria — the source that creates enough energy for the body’s systems to sustain function and support growth. Nathan’s nine specialists ensure he stays on track with oxygen supplementation, daily medication and the placement of a gastric stimulator in his stomach. While his body may not always have the proper energy, Nate’s fun-loving personality stands in stark contrast to his disease. He wants to be a comedian or late-night talk show host when he grows up. Or, if that doesn’t work out, one of the drivers at the Kilimanjaro Safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals donations helped open the pediatric emergency department, and fully fund child life services and the Arts in Medicine program — all of which support Nathan’s livelihood.

MARLEE

In the words of her idol, Taylor Swift, Marlee knows how to “shake it off.” Marlee was born missing nine of 12 ribs on her right side, causing severe scoliosis and an abnormally small right lung, leaving her unable to breathe on her own. At 10 days old, she had her first of 22 surgeries (so far). In total, Marlee spent six months in the hospital before being discharged. Marlee has surgery every four to six months to adjust her Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Ribs, which helps stabilize Marlee’s spine and separate her ribs, allowing her lungs to expand as she grows. Marlee’s prognosis is good, and she will continue to have surgeries and follow-up visits for the rest of her life. She “shakes off” any physical restrictions and enjoys climbing on monkey bars, attending gymnastics classes and jumping on the trampoline.

Several specialty areas at her children’s hospital treat Marlee, including the pulmonology and urology departments. Donations helped her hospital attain the fifth-ranked pediatric urology department nationally in 2017 according to U.S. News & World Report.

CHLOE

When Chloe was 5 years old, her body started aching. Many thought they were growing pains, but Chloe’s mother knew something more was wrong. It took visits to several doctors before one found her diagnosis: cancer. After more than two years of painful treatments, Chloe is now cancer-free. She visits the hospital for lab work every three months to ensure the cancer doesn’t return. Known for her extremely vivacious, outgoing personality, Chloe lives to perform and loves dance and theater. If she isn’t an actress one day, Chloe hopes to become a doctor to help children like her. She adores her dog, Poppy, playing with her friends and spending time with her two nieces.

Funds from Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provided Chloe with a port for receiving oncology treatments and a vein finder machine that helped locate her veins when she received her initial diagnosis

TEDDY

Some might consider Teddy an old soul. He’s certainly experienced a lot in his young life, having already endured 35 surgeries since birth. When a nurse told Teddy he was “like an old man in a little boy’s body,” Teddy retorted, “I know! I even have back hair!” Full of life experience, Teddy’s appreciation for each day is unmatched by most kids his age. Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid in the brain. This condition that plagues Teddy results in problems with short-term memory, physical deficits and other neurological conditions. While his prognosis is uncertain, he remains optimistic and appreciative of his care. Like the plush toy with whom he shares a name, Teddy wants to help other children. He believes having hydrocephalus is life’s way of allowing him to do so. It’s a burden few could “bear,” but Teddy takes it in stride, smiling his way through the ups and downs of his treatment.

Due to the uncommonness of Teddy’s disorder, research funded in part by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals donations heavily impacted medical professionals’ ability to care for him. Financial support also goes to the child life program that helps Teddy cope with his condition and multiple hospitalizations.

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