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All Partner Rally – Thanks for celebrating with us!

On Thursday, March 28th we were honored to host our amazing corporate partners in Iowa City for our Children’s Miracle Network All Partner Rally. With over 250 attendees, including our CMN Champion Families, it was a wonderful day to celebrate an outstanding year of fundraising in 2023 and kickoff what is sure to be a phenomenal year in 2024!

All Partner Rally is an opportunity for CMN staff to thank our corporate partners for the impact they make through their fundraising campaigns, honor those who have gone above and beyond, and share inspirational stories and updates that their fundraising efforts have made possible.

In 2023, our corporate partners raised more than $1.8 million for the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Whether it was through customer round up campaigns, pin up sales, Miracle Treat Days, or hosting different events, their funds helped move our mission forward.

Throughout the event, there were awards given to honor the work of our partners. Our 2023 Award Winners:

Walmart/Sam’s Club Award Winners:

  • Associate of the Year – Joanna Thiede, Sterling, IL
  • Locations of the Year – #985 Fairfield, IA

Top 5 Fundraising Locations:

  • Costco Ankeny, IA – $35,421
  • Walmart #7024 Sterling, IL – $37,899
  • Costco Coralville, IA – $39,830
  • Walmart #559 Muscatine, IA – $39,969
  • Costco Davenport, IA – $85,227

TOP 3 Fundraising Partners

  • Costco Wholesale – $190,223
  • Ace Hardware – $260,236
  • Walmart/Sam’s Club – $812,000

Starfish Award Winner: Linda Howarter, Retired Champion, Walmart – Galesburg, IL

Starfish Award Winner: Andy Streit, Regional Vice President, Hy-Vee

Highlights of the event included having our UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Facility Dogs Nacho and Corrin attend with handler, Emily Bradley, guest speakers Christopher Turnis (CMN Family) and Jackie Nelson, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Children’s & Women’s Services at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital and having our incredible Champion Families in attendance.  

Thank you to all those who made the trip to Iowa City to attend this year’s event & kick off our 2024 fundraising campaigns!