The CMN Run for the Kids Event was conceived by enthusiastic Wal-Mart Asscoiates in 2001 volunteering on the CMN Committee at the Wal-Mart Distribution Center in Raymond, NH. The management team and the CMN Committee Associates there, in coordination with the local Wal-Mart stores whole-heartedly supported this idea and vision and the event took off the 1st weekend of August, 2002.
A combination of nearly 50 runners ran the 1st Annual 5k Road Race which Starts and Finishes at the Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham, NH. A Kid's Fun Run was added to event in 2009. The 8th Annual CMN Run for the Kids 5K Road Race Event has grown with great support making this truly a collective community event.
Children's Miracle Network (CMN) is an International, non-profit Organization dedicated to helping children and thier families by raising funds and awareness for over 170 non-profit children's hospitals throughout North America.
Children's Miracle Network hospitals, like our very own Boston Children's Hospital, are premier facilities in their respective communities and offer the finest state of the art care, cutting edge research and preventative health education to more than 17 million children with all types of afflictions, including birth defects, peadiatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell anemia, asthma and accidental injuries, as well as the bumps and bruises of life.
CMN organizes and executes thousands of special events and fund raisers each year through its dedicated corporate sponsors and media partners.
At Boston Children's Hospital - one of the world’s leading pediatric hospitals— life-changing care and world-changing research come together to fuel breakthroughs that are improving the lives of children and adults.
- ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Children’s Hospital” issue as first in heart and heart surgery, neurosurgery, neurology and orthopedics
- world-leading programs in cardiology, neurology, orthopedic surgery and advanced fetal care
- recognized for nursing excellence; among the 5% of hospitals nationwide that have achieved Magnet status, an exclusive designation recognizing nursing excellence.
- home to the country’s most competitive training program; 1,500 apply for 39 resident positions annually—a 3% acceptance rate.
- receives the National Institutes of Health’s seal of approval as its top pediatric funding recipient
- founded the cancer-fighting field of angiogesis, which promises treatment for more than 60 diseases
- world-class research team, with elite designations from the Institute of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and National Academy of Sciences
- fetal surgery repair of a deadly heart defect
- successful remission of leukemia • birthplace of pediatric surgery
- US pediatric hospital to use high-tech surgical robots, minimizing trauma and recovery time