Sponsor Website: http://www.marriottpride.com/
Marriott International was the very first sponsor of Children's Miracle Network when Mr. Marriott agreed to donate hotel rooms as the founders of our organization traveled across the country recruiting the leading children's hospitals and television stations to join together to benefit sick kids. Now entering their 28th year as a national sponsor, Marriott associates have raised more than $66 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals throughout North America.
In Orlando, it all started with a bake sale at the World Center Marriott in 1995 that raised $1,500. Since then, Marriott associates in Central Florida have found many creative ways to use their time and talents to raise money to help hospitalized kids, from car washes to carnivals, bunny bucks to balloons, breakfast buffets to barbecues. In addition, Marriott Vacation Club's annual Caring Classic golf tournament has raised more than $1 million in 13 years and Marriott is the driving force behind Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network.
Over the last 15 years, Marriott associates in Central Florida have raised over $4.2 million for Shands Hospital for Children at the University of Florida and Arnold Palmer Medical Center through Greater Orlando Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
You can join their campaign this year by participating in the Torch Relay for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a unique and exciting multi-day event that traverses the country each fall via participants walking, running and cycling to raise funds for their children's hospitals. This year's event will be in Orlando on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Visit www.Torch-Relay.org for more information.