Tuesday, March 30, 2010

April is Children and Youth Month

The American Legion - March 16, 2010

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As Americans, we encounter tribulations on a daily basis that may be related to the environment, crime, unemployment or financial uncertainty. But in the midst of these tribulations, we need to remember our youth. Our future, hopes and dreams rest in their hands.

One of the many ways The American Legion supports youth is through its "April is Children and Youth Month" program. We encourage you to use and support the program's theme, "Children ... Our Most Precious Natural Resource," in the promotion of all your children and youth activities.

Legionnaires, show your support

Support The American Legion's "April Is Children & Youth Month" by sponsoring an event that raises funds to benefit your local Children's Miracle Network hospital. All proceeds raised go directly to the children's hospital to help fund medical care and research.

Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals nationwide and helps improve the lives of 17 million children each year. Through its continuous efforts to help kids, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $3.4 billion through countless volunteers, organizations and media partners, who unite with their local children's hospital to save the lives of sick and injured children. In 2010, Children's Miracle Network will provide charity care worth billions, only made possible through the generosity of individuals who help fund these vital services.

Children's Miracle Network partners conduct thousands of special events and grassroots fundraisers year round. For example, corporate partners sell the organization's greatest fundraising tool, Miracle Balloons; radio and television stations broadcast stories of medical miracles; and college students hold dance marathons. These are just a few of the programs generating millions of dollars each year to provide the life-saving care and crucial aid kids need.

The hospitals are on the front lines of research, education and outreach programs to help keep millions of children out of the hospital each year. By supporting a Children's Miracle Network hospital in your community, children of all ages and backgrounds can receive treatment for numerous diseases and injuries, from asthma and broken bones to cancer and heart defects.

For more information, contact:
Americanism/Children and Youth Division
The American Legion
P.O. Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206

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