Thank you for your interest or past participation in being a Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Upstate Ambassador Family. We are thrilled to collaborate with you. The purpose of this overview and survey is to determine your availability and comfort level in participating in our ambassador family program.
We appreciate your time and commitment.
Introduction and overview commitment.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Upstate is your local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital. Being a CMN Hospital means having the opportunity to connect with various community fundraising partners to support our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. All funds raised through our local CMN partners fund the services and programs of Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Upstate.
Children’s Hospital ambassador family participates throughout the year to:
1. Educate people in our community of the need for support to fund programs and services that make a child’s stay brighter at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.
2. Inspire our partners, volunteers, and event participants to raise funds and awareness.
Ambassadors shine best when they are themselves and understand the more significant cause they’re representing. You have the opportunity to represent every child and their family who Children’s Hospital has impacted.
By sharing your story, you’re helping people understand the importance Prisma Health Children’s Hospital serves in our community.
We know not every Ambassador will be able to do interviews or speaking opportunities independently. At least one parent should be prepared to participate in these activities. Parents can help Ambassadors contribute by telling parts or all of their stories and sharing details (favorite hospital foods, memories, etc.).
One of the most impactful ways an ambassador family can help us spread awareness and raise funds for CMN Hospitals is by sharing your unique stories! Hearing from a family that has been impacted by the care available at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital has proven to be one of the most powerful influences for our students, donors, and other stakeholders involved in fundraising for CMN Hospitals throughout our events and campaigns. From sharing your story on the main stage at one of our Dance Marathon events to sharing with smaller groups of our students and partners or sharing your story virtually, speaking opportunities are available for all families while respecting your comfort level.
Our ambassador families are the face of many of our fundraising campaigns! By sharing stories and photos of local pediatric patients, we’re able to connect potential donors, fundraisers, and participants to our cause in a way that they might not be able to otherwise. For our families that choose to have individual photos used, we can make posters, cards, and other materials that can be used to emphasize a local CMN campaign. These materials help emphasize our local cause connection for our partners and their patrons! Our ambassadors and their siblings often get very excited when they spot our balloon icon and photos of our ambassadors when they are out shopping!
Your involvement as an ambassador family provides a tangible impact on your community. It makes more miracles possible for the 500,000 pediatric patients treated at Prisma Health Children’s Hospital in the Upstate each year!
To learn more about the CMN program, visit: https://www.prismahealthupstategiving.org/where-to-give/childrens-services/cmn-hospitals/
Ambassadors and their families attend a professional photo shoot. The ambassador child and their family have photos professionally taken to use on our website and promotional materials throughout the year. Each family will receive copies of their family’s images, which you can use for personal use. We also lean on our ambassador families to do local media interviews throughout the year.
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital, through CMN, partners with local and national retailers to fundraise for our local hospitals. Kick-off events and location visits for these campaigns are integral to the success of our partners’ fundraising efforts. These kick-off events offer the opportunity for ambassador families to attend and share experiences.
Partners include Walmart, Sam’s Club, Dairy Queen, Ace Hardware, Costco, Panda Express, Love’s, RE/MAX, Credit Unions, IHOP, Great Clips, Marriott, Game Stop, and many more.
Dance Marathon® is a collegiate or high school student-driven, year-round effort to raise funds and awareness for our local Children’s Hospital. This commitment celebrates a continuous, multi-hour fundraising event that blends games, music, dancing, and philanthropy into one experience honoring the children treated at our local hospitals. Ambassador’s families attend the event, interact with participants.
Participating schools in our local market include: Clemson University, Lander University, Western Carolina University, Riverside High School, and Hillcrest High School