23rd Annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospital’s Bowling for Miracles

Media Contact: 
Caitlin McCann
Communications Specialist
(315) 624-5433
cmccann@mvnhealth.com
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Release Date: 
Jan 9, 2014

The 23rd annual Bowling for Miracles Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN) of Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare’s (FSLH) is taking place on Sunday, February 9, 2014, at the Pin-O-Rama Recreation Center, located at 1724 Genesee Street in Utica. The event is sponsored by the FSLH Foundation and CMN media partners WKTV NewsChannel 2 and Lite 98.7. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, February 4, 2014.  

Shifts are at 11am and 2pm; teams of four or five members are welcome. Children are encouraged to participate and bumpers are available. The minimum pledge for adults is $40 and $25 for children under 16. Pledges include three games of bowling and shoe rental. Incentive packages and prize giveaways are available.

All proceeds from the 2014 Bowling for Miracles supports Women’s and Children’s Services at FSLH and make it possible for children like Elise Merena, one of the 2014 CMN Miracle Children, to receive specialized care close to home.

Elise became one of our tiny miracles when she was born unexpectedly at 32 weeks and weighed just 3.9 pounds. Elise spent the first 21 days of her life in the area's only Level II Special Care Nursery in The Birthplace at FSLH. She was cared for by neonatologists — physicians trained to provide specialized care to sick or premature babies — who are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week at FSLH. Donations to CMN make it possible to have neonatologists on staff; allowing Elise to receive the special care she needed, close to home and her family.

“Elise’s story is a wonderful example of how funds raised through CMN events like Bowling for Miracles make a difference in the level of care we are able to provide,” said Andrea MacDiarmid, CMN coordinator at FSLH. “Whether you bowl or donate to someone who is bowling, your gift helps to change lives and make a difference to those we treat and their families.”

To register or for more information about Bowling for Miracles, visit www.faxtonstlukes.com or call (315) 624-5608.

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