This year's Children's Miracle Network Telethon logged in donations locally that totaled more the $1,350,000 all of which stays here to help the children and families of New Mexico.

The 19th Annual CMN Telethon was broadcast by KOB-TV on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3.

The 1.3 million-dollar figure includes money from corporate and civic partners who raised funds throughout the year to present to Children's Hospital at the telethon, the money from the 93.3 KKOB radiothon and donations from individual citizens who called their pledges into the phone banks set up for the telethon.

The single largest donation was $500,000 from the UNM Hospital Service League, which has been earmarked for equipment for the newborn intensive care unit.

"Thanks to the generosity of New Mexicans, and the tireless efforts of the volunteers, we were able to make this year's telethon a success," said Robin Brule, director of development for Children's Hospital. "Through these donations we can keep up with technology and continue to provide New Mexico's children with the level of care that Children's Hospital is known for."

Funds raised help support the special programs at Children's Hospital, which treat a variety of pediatric conditions including cancer, premature birth complications, birth defects, accidents, diseases and cardiovascular and muscular disorders.
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