NEWS | May 1, 2015

Jennifer Lopez and UC Davis Children's Hospital ask community to 'Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are'

New Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® campaign to bring regional and national awareness to why children's hospitals need donations.

(SACRAMENTO)

UC Davis Children's Hospital is joining Jennifer Lopez in asking the community to “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are” to support children’s hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, of which UC Davis Children's Hospital is a member, is kicking off a new campaign to bring awareness to the importance of donations to children’s hospitals.

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Jennifer Lopez speaks in support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Watch the video.

Asking the community to “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are” is Jennifer Lopez, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ newest spokesperson. Lopez, an actress, singer, American Idol host and mother of twins, is a longtime supporter of children’s hospitals through her Lopez Family Foundation. She will be appearing in regional and national print, television and radio advertisements including commercials that will air during this season’s final episodes of Fox’s American Idol.

“We are so pleased to have Jennifer’s support in raising funds and awareness for children’s hospitals,” said Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals president and CEO John Lauck. “Children’s hospitals are charities and need donations to help provide much-needed, life-saving care and expenses not covered by government programs or insurance. As a mother and long-time supporter local children’s hospitals, Jennifer understands how donations can make a difference in the level of care kids receive.” 

At UC Davis Children's Hospital, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provide funds for patient care, research, medical equipment and programs.

"We are so excited that Jennifer Lopez will help us as we continue to create miracles here at UC Davis Children's Hospital," said Jacquelyn Mills, director of development at UC Davis Children's Miracle Network.

In the Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are advertisements, Lopez wears a yellow Miracle Band. The design resembles the identification bands worn by children while in the hospital and represents the more than 10 million kids treated at all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year. Anyone can order a free Miracle Band at MyMiracleBand.org. Supporters are encouraged to share their reasons for wearing a Miracle Band on social media with #MiracleBand. 

UC Davis Children's Hospital is the Sacramento region's only nationally ranked, comprehensive hospital for children, serving infants, children, adolescents and young adults with primary, subspecialty and critical care. It includes the Central Valley's only pediatric emergency department and Level I pediatric trauma center, which offers the highest level of care for critically ill children. The 129-bed children's hospital includes the state-of-the-art 49-bed neonatal and 24-bed pediatric intensive care and pediatric cardiac intensive care units. With more than 120 physicians in 33 subspecialties, UC Davis Children's Hospital has more than 74,000 clinic and hospital visits and 13,000 emergency department visits each year. For more information, visit children.ucdavis.edu.