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4/4/2018 Member News
4/14 Covenant Kids Telethon Highlights Local Health Care; Community Can Help

4/14 Covenant Kids Telethon Highlights Local Health Care; Community Can Help

Diagnosing sight issues early in premature infants. Easing the anxiety of a child during an MRI. Educating a preteen and her family about how to deal with diabetes. Giving a voice to adolescents with speech limitations. These moments are happening to kids across the region because of Covenant Kids and the businesses, organizations and individuals who support it. Every penny of every gift donated to the Covenant Kids Fund with the Covenant HealthCare Foundation goes directly to support medical equipment and programs for pediatric patients- no administrative costs taken out- with the money staying local.

The 9th Annual Covenant Kids Telethon will air live on WNEM TV5 from noon until 6:00 pm Saturday, April 14, 2018 from the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw. The Telethon will be hosted by WNEM TV5 personalities and Covenant employees, featuring stories of local Covenant Kids (past pediatric patients) and their families.

Want to participate? All you have to do is:

1) Call. Dial 1.855.475.KIDS (1.855.475.5437) during the Telethon to donate and keep the phone bank volunteers busy!

2) Visit. Families can stop by the Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum (515 Genesee, Saginaw, MI) between noon and 6pm on April 14 to make their donation (and guest appearances) in person.

Covenant is thankful for the tremendous amount of community support received throughout the years, including donations from our Major Sponsor Covenant HealthCare Volunteers and our Champion sponsors BDC Advisors, Pediatrix Medical Group, and Remer Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Many organizations have planned independent fundraisers, hosting jean days, spaghetti dinners, concerts, bike rallies, cupcake wars, Halloween parties, lemonade stands, and more.

To get involved with Covenant Kids, contact Heather Appold at 989.583.4166.

Why Covenant Kids? Covenant is the regional leader in providing health care to children with the following services:

- Level III Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (RNICU) offering the highest level of critical care for neonatal infants
- The only Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) serving mid-Michigan and the northern lower Michigan region designed to care for critically ill infants and children through the age of 17
- ACS-Verified Pediatric Trauma Center — one of only six in Michigan verified to care for the whole family in an emergency
- Community-based urgent care through MedExpress
- Extensive clinical programs for children (autism, diabetes, rehabilita¬tion, cardiology, and more)

More at or or see attached impact report.

Kristin Knoll
Planning & Communications Manager
Covenant HealthCare
989.583.7655 (office)
989.714.4473 (cell)