Why We Fundraise
For The Kids. Always.
Children are different than adults. The need specialized care, adapted technologies, and modified medicines. They need specially trained doctors, nurses, and counselors. They need a full team who can understand their perspective and empathize with the entire family. Every child deserves equal treatment no matter what. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta provides this care to every single patient who walks through their doors, regardless of a family's financial situation. In order to sustain this, CHOA relies heavily on donations to keep saving kids' lives. Fundraising is one of the core ways that we support our hospitals and our families.
Actions Speak Louder than Words
Over the past 22 years, UGA® Miracle has donated over $7 million to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. With these generous donations, we've been able to do a lot of good. The money that we raise is donated specifically to the Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CIRU) and the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. In addition to important research and treatment, money we've raised in the past 4 years has also gone towards a medical transport van, a rock climbing wall, a state-of-the-art lift system in each of the unit's rooms for easier and more comfortable patient transportation, an annual rehab reunion for old patients to share their stories and inspire others, and even the UGA Miracle Gym in the CIRU.
More than Just a Number
While our financial track record is impressive, UGA® Miracle believes in more than just a number. We support our hospital not just financially, but by spreading awareness how CHOA is striving to save and improve the lives of children every single day. We support our hospital by proliferating joy and positivity to its patients and staff each time we visit the hospital. We support our cause by adopting Miracle families as our own and donating our time not because we have to, but because we want to.
Impacting the Future
Our impact has grown so significantly that Children's Healthcare of Atlanta now factors UGA® Miracle's donations into their annual budget. They have a lot of confidence in the students of UGA®, and its our job to deliver. Aside from the improved equipment and spaces that we've helped donate, UGA® Miracle impacts future generations of doctors. Our funds support CHOA's Physiatry Fellowship, a training program for rehabilitation physicians. This small but crucial program relies on our abundant support, as there are less than 150 facilities that offer this training in the country. Moving forward, there is no limit on what we can achieve for our cause. With a passion as fervent as ours, we will always continue to make miracles.