Why We Fundraise
Over the past 4 years, StateDM has raised a total of $281,946 for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. This is our local member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that annually provides 32 million treatments to children around the country. On a national level, CMN hospitals treat 1 in 10 kids in North America every year! Although CMN includes hospitals across America, the funds we raise specifically benefit our local hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Though LeBonheur resides in the state of Tennessee, their staff cares for many residents of the state of Mississippi. In 2013, LeBonheur treated 11,400 children from the state of Mississippi who all resided in a total of 69 out of the 82 counties. They also opened a local clinic in Tupelo, MS to better serve the kids of Mississippi by being a little closer to home.
Why You Fundraise
The success of your fundraising efforts depends on your personal initiative and your communication of your passion for this cause. Explain your “why” – why are you FTK? Why is this cause important to you and to others? The better you explain your reasons for supporting StateDM, the more excited other people will become! Don’t forget to show your gratitude! Always thank those who donated to you. By supporting you financially, your donors have joined with you in this exciting effort.