FLINT — Hurley Children’s Hospital has taken first place in the Vote for Miracles Contest, winning $50,000.
Plus, the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, advisor and a pediatric dentist on staff at Hurley, donated an additional $20,000 because Hurley won.
Voters could vote every day at voteformiracles.org. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. This contest was made possible by the Credit Unions for Kids program.
The winnings from this contest will be used where it is best needed by the Pediatric units at Hurley Children’s Hospital. Whether it is used to purchase equipment or provide “soft touch” items like stuffed animals and toys that make the young patients’ hospital stay more comfortable, this money will make a substantial difference to the children and families we serve.
“We are so appreciative of all that credit unions have done for Hurley Children’s Hospital over the years,” said Melany Gavulic, president and CEO, Hurley Medical Center. “We are grateful that we will be able to put Vote for Miracles contest winnings towards helping our youngest patients. We sincerely value the outpouring of support and love for Hurley Children’s Hospital and want to thank every single person who cared enough about these children to take the time to vote.” — G.G.