Atlantic City, NJ (July 1, 2016) – Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this week to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Champions program. As the National Goodwill Ambassador, Betty welcomed the Champions and their families at the Ronald Regan Washington National Airport as they arrived for their Ambassador Tour Saturday afternoon.

Betty spent the next few days in Washington, D.C., attending events with the Champions and their families. Events included a superhero party to celebrate the Champions program’s 20th anniversary, during which she spent time with the 52 children who represent millions of pediatric patients receiving treatment in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals around the country. Betty also treated the audience to a performance of “Let it Go” with some help from the Champions who sang along.

Betty also had the opportunity to accompany the Champions during a private meeting with the Surgeon General at the White House, as well as some relaxed fun at Nationals Park for a Washington National’s baseball game.

The Miss America Organization remains proud of our 25-year history working with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Thousands of young women who compete in the Miss America program across the country raise funds, awareness, and devote countless hours to visit with the courageous patients treated at CMN Hospitals.

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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