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There are many ways to get involved in Children's Miracle Network at Gundersen Health System. From the 3-day Radiothon, to the Emerald Ball, to even stopping at some of your favorite retailers, there is a way for you to show your support of CMN.

Emerald Ball

Emerald Ball is an annual celebration of the children and families who are touched by Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®. Together with Spectrum and the La Crosse Media Group, CMN Hospitals will honor the current CMN Hospitals Heroes and the Emerald Ball King and Queen - exemplary community members and supporters of CMN Hospitals - at this entertaining dinner, auction and fundraising gala.

Emerald Ball 2017
Friday, March 31
King and Queen: Dr. Jeff and Sandy Thompson
The Cargill Room, 328 Front Street, La Crosse, Wis.

  • 5:30 p.m. Social
  • 6:30 p.m. Dinner and Program
  • 8:00 p.m. Child Art Auction, Fund a Miracle and Dessert Auction

Tickets are $45/each or $360 for a table of 8.

Dinner options include: mahi mahi, panko crusted chicken with Marsala mushroom sauce, signature mac n cheese (vegetarian, with grilled shrimp or with grilled chicken), or a kids meal.

Complimentary parking services will be provided by The Waterfront Restaurant and Tavern.

Please RSVP by calling CMN Hospitals at (608) 775-4424 or by March 22.

Proceeds benefit CMN Hospitals, a service of Gundersen Medical Foundation

Presenting Sponsors

  • La Crosse Media Group
  • Spectrum


  • Digicopy


  • Brenengen Autogroup
  • Winona Heating and Ventilating


  • Coulee Bank

Child Art Auction

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western WI and Southeastern MN


  • Outback Entertainment

Other Events

Jan. 1 - 31: World's Finest Chocolate Candy Bars at CU4Kids
If you're in the mood for a sweet treat, stop by your local credit union and purchase a World's Finest Chocolate candy bar for just $1. A variety of flavors are offered, including: dark chocolate almond, milk chocolate almond, caramel, milk chocolate, and crisp.

Jan. 1 - 31: CMN Hospitals Hero Card Sales
Purchase a pack of Hero Note Cards online at or at the following locations: Degen Berglund, La Crosse Campus Gift Shop, Onalaska Health Shop and Gundersen Credit Union. Each package contains 10 cards, envelopes and seals all designed by our 2016 - 2017 Heroes and costs $5.00 each. Supplies are limited so please purchase your cards quickly!

Jan. 21: Miss Seven Rivers Region Scholarship Pageant
Support a CMN Hospitals partner by attending the Miss Seven Rivers scholarship pageant at 4pm at the Holmen High School auditorium in Holmen, WI. Visit for more details.


Gift Cards: The New Toy Drive

  • We are extremely grateful for the toy drives that our community members hold to supply us with toys and small gifts for our patients to assist them with their recovery. Since space in our hospital to store all of these lovely toys and gifts is now at a premium, you can really help us by holding a "Gift Card Drive" for our patients, instead of a traditional toy drive.
  • Gift cards allow us to maximize your gift to our patients because they provide our staff with the flexibility to make "on-demand" toy purchases as they are needed by our patients.
  • If a particular patient would benefit less from a toy and more from an educational game or book, we might be able to distribute a gift card to that patient as a gift from you to them during their recovery.
  • If you would like more information on gift card options, please call (608) 775-4424.


Join Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and La Crosse Radio Group for their largest fundraising event of the year. During this three-day event, hear stories and live interviews from local children and families who have been assisted by CMN Hospitals. Their stories inspire and encourage listeners to pledge funds to support kids just like them. All the money raised locally, stays right here in the Coulee Region to help our children, so listen in, call in or donate online and help make miracles happen.

  • Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 28 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Located at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse Campus, Clinic Lobby. View the informational flier on the event.

Listen on our Miracle Network radio stations

Kicks 106.3, Eagle 102.7 and Magic 105

Be ready to call in and "Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are."

To make your gift, call (800) 853-6889 or donate online.

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Thank you to the La Crosse Radio Group - our signature sponsor and host of Radiothon!

Miracle Maker Sponsors

  • Oral Surgery Clinic of La Crosse

Hero Program Sponsor

  • 7 Rivers Region Chapter of Credit Unions

Daily Title Sponsors

  • Cary Heating and Air Conditioning
  • HotSpring Pool and Spas
  • Oral Surgery Clinic of La Crosse

Phone Bank Sponsor

  • BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Triple Power Hour Sponsors

  • Benedictine Living Community of La Crosse
  • Wieser Brothers

Power Hour Sponsor

  • La Crosse Archery

Family Interview Area Sponsor

  • BioLife Plasma Services

180 Sponsor

  • John's Omni Auto Services

There is always time to pledge your support
Call (608) 775-4424 or make a gift a gift online.

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