Foresters helps raise more than $45 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals through its Radiothon program

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and TORONTO, ON, April 19 /CNW/ - ForestersTM, a life insurance provider that champions the well-being of families, helped raise more than $45 million in 2010 to support local Children's Miracle Network hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® is a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America.

"Coping with a seriously ill child has a significant impact on the well-being of an entire family," said George Mohacsi, Foresters President and CEO. "Through our long-standing partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the Radiothon program has helped millions of children receive access to quality specialized health care they so desperately need and deserve."

Foresters is the founding sponsor and underwriter of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' Radiothon program in the United States and Canada. As a result of Foresters financial support, 100 percent of the money raised goes directly to local children's hospitals. Since the partnership began in 1990, Foresters has helped raise more than $430 million for local children's hospitals across North America.

"All of us at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals admire Foresters commitment to the well-being of families," said Children's Miracle Network Hospitals president and CEO, John Lauck. "The financial support from Foresters helps cover the costs of our Radiothon program, and makes it possible for every dollar donated to help children and families in communities across North America."

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals currently engages more than 340 stations throughout North America to participate in Radiothons. In 2010 alone, close to 200 Radiothons took place. Radiothon donations are used to fund research and training, purchase equipment, and help with costs for uninsured and underinsured patients. In addition to its generous financial support, Foresters volunteers commit countless hours at their local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at

About Foresters
Founded in 1874 as a fraternal benefit society, ForestersTM champions the well-being of families through quality life insurance, unique member benefits and inspiring community activities.  Foresters shares its financial strength with more than 835,000 members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Unity Life of Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foresters, represents Foresters in Canada. For more information, please visit

ForestersTM is a trademark of The Independent Order of Foresters, a fraternal benefit society, Toronto, Canada M3C 1T9.

Unity Life of Canada, a Foresters company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Independent Order of Foresters

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