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Lynchburg local raises donations for Centra Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fund

Anyone can change kids’ health… even a kid!

Alana, a 10-year-old Lynchburg local, has been raising awareness and donations for the past 3 years for Centra Foundation’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fund. Around the holiday season, Alana asks her family and friends to donate the same dollar amount to how old she is.

It all started 3 years ago when Alana and her mom were sitting watching TV. Alana saw a commercial about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) and was intrigued. Alana then wrote a poem describing her passion and desire to help other kids who may need it.

Just at 8 years old, Alana, with the help of her mom Andrea, began her research and soon found out Centra is proud to have two hospitals within the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of premier children’s hospitals throughout the United States and Canada – Centra Lynchburg General and Virginia Baptist Hospitals. She also learned that her gifts remained local and would impact other kids her age that needed specialized healthcare.

“When I was eight years old, I asked for $8, when I turned nine years old, I started asking for $9 and now I am asking $10 this year,” shared Alana.

This year, Alana has raised over $500… or in her words, “$515 to be exact.” This is the largest amount raised since she started in 2019, and she is just getting started. Alana will “never stop.” When asked how she does it, Alana said,

“I just ask… [People] are usually excited about giving.”

Thank you, Alana, for all that you do to support our tiniest patients at Centra!

Learn more about how you can make a difference for local #PediatricCare: https://bit.ly/3pp09jG

 


Centra is proud to have two hospitals within the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an alliance of premier children’s hospitals throughout the United States and Canada. Centra Lynchburg General Hospital houses a state-of-the-art Pediatric Center and a specialized Pediatric Pod in the Emergency Department.  Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital has a Level III Neonatal Nursery and Pediatric Specialty Clinic, making it a referral center for the region.