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Week: 575.5

Guest: Mick Shannon, co-founder, Children's Miracle Network

Topic: Champions are the kids

Host/ Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: Money for sick kids in your area...coming up...

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NEMA: The Children's Miracle Network show is on 200 TV stations this weekend, raising money for children's hospitals all around the country...event co-founder Mick Shannon says they based the theme around the involvement of sports figures...but the term Children's Miracle Network Champions has a broader meaning...

SHANNON: The real champions are the kids who overcome these diseases...their parents, their families...who go through tremendous distress when their children are afflicted with something or are injured somehow, and wind up in one of our hospitals....those are the real 'Champions', and we, as sports figures, want to send a message that these people have overcome some real odds and have achieved some real accomplishments, and that we ought to look up to them". And then they also suggested that we would feature people in communities who have made sometimes life-long commitments to kids. Volunteers who have gotten involved in the lives of kids, and set them up as the real heroes, the real 'Champions'.

NEMA: Marie Osmond and Mary Lou Retton are among the hosts...this Saturday, May 31st at 9 p.m. and running through Sunday at 6 p.m. Find it on a station near you. I'm Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.



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