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MIAMI – (November 20, 2105) Within 24 hours, Miami Children’s Health Foundation raised more a record-breaking $42,040 during The Miami Foundation’s 4rd annual ‘Give Miami Day,’ exceeding fundraising goals. The funds raised through the initiative will benefit the children and families at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

Give Miami Day is a unique, 24-hour online giving event that allows individuals in the community an opportunity to build a greater Miami by making a charitable gift to a local nonprofit by visiting their dedicated website

“We are very grateful for the overwhelming support we received on ‘Give Miami Day’ and every donation is a testament to the extraordinary miracles that take place everyday at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital,” said Lucy Morillo, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “The funds will allow us to continue to bring hope, better health and a better quality of care for the children and families in our community and beyond.”

In total, ‘Give Miami Day’ raised more than $7 million and is the biggest event of the year that takes place solely online and thousands of people donated to more than 600 local nonprofits. The funds raised from the Miami Children’s Health Foundation will be used to continue to drive discovery, advance the boundaries of medical knowledge, and enhance the way Nicklaus Children’s delivers care.

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About Miami Children’s Health Foundation


Miami Children’s Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital, so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, MCH Foundation, now a part of the Miami Children’s Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare, with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. Currently, MCH Foundation is dedicating all its resources to Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s, which aims to raise $150 million by 2017 and help fund priorities such as the expansion of the Emergency Department, construction of a new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, enhancements to its three centers of excellence, and expanding global/telehealth endeavors. Other campaign priorities include research, pediatric outreach and special programs.


About The Miami Foundation

Established in 1967, The Miami Foundation has helped hundreds of people create personal, permanent and powerful legacies by establishing custom, charitable funds. With foundation expertise, fund holders have fostered the arts, awarded scholarships, championed diversity, taught kids to read, provided food and shelter for the hungry and homeless, and more. More than $150 million in grants and scholarships has been awarded in the foundation’s 45-year history. Today, the foundation is steward to more than $160 million in charitable assets. For more information about The Miami Foundation, visit



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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), Charity number 59-1720704.