"THE HEART OF THE MATTER"
a special program of the National Emergency Medicine Association (NEMA)
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Guest: Mick Shannon, Co-founder, Children's Miracle Network
Topic: The 1997 CMN program, May 31, June 1
Host/ Producer: Steve Girard
NEMA: Putting children first...coming up...
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NEMA: The Children's Miracle Network has its 1997 special coming your way this weekend...and we're talking with co-founder Mick Shannon, who began the effort to raise money for the nation's children's hospitals...
SHANNON: I think we've done 13 or 14 shows now, and a little over a billion dollars. We're doing about 150 million a year for 165 children's hospitals. And the real advantage to what we do is that 100% of what is raised in every market stays in every market to benefit the kids who live there...People write out their checks directly to the hospitals, send them directly to the hospitals, and all of our corporate friends that make contributions send their money directly to the hospitals. And then those hospitals and the boards of those hospitals determine how that money is used in every market - we're not that smart -
NEMA: Smart enough to put on one of the most vital fund raising programs...Marie Osmond, John Schneider, Merlin Olsen and Mary Lou Retton host this year's program...Saturday, May 31st beginning at 9 p.m. I'm Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.
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