Mr. Grizz and the Children’s Miracle Network

The Mr. Grizz contestants show off their stuff.












Each year, Mr. Grizz supports an organization called the Children’s Miracle Network. Children’s Miracle Network was founded in 1983. Locally located Rogue Valley Medical Center has been a member of the network and partnered with Asante since 1988. AHS has been supporting CMN through donations and fundraisers since 2000, with a total of 12 Mr. Grizz pageants so far. An average Mr. Grizz brings in about $5000 for the network, which in turn spends the funds on pediatric care such as neonatal care units and a rapid transfuser which is used for restoration of lost bodily fluids in patients. A cast cutter has also been purchased for the hospital using the funds generated by the pageant. This year, Children’s Miracle Network will be using the funds to supplement its pediatric clinic for assessment and therapy for developmental and physical delays.

Money is being raised this year by means of a themed calendar featuring the participants of the pageant, bake sales, and donations by benefactors attending the pageant.