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Crowning Moment with Miss Michigan Walk-A-Thon

Hurley Children’s Hospital welcomed participants from the Miss Michigan Scholarship Program. Among the group of amazing young women was Miss Michigan herself, Mallory Rivard. Mallory has been a true Hurley Children’s Hospital supporter throughout her scholarship program career. We have loved supporting her along the way too. Her platform is Read to Succeed and many of the participants brought books for our patients.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is the national platform for the Miss America organization. Contestants throughout the Miss America system are helping raise money and awareness. This year was a huge milestone for that partnership locally with the 10th annual Miss Michigan Walk-A-Thon held at Hurley.

It was all smiles as they visited patients, whose eyes lit up as crowns were placed on their head. They literally felt like queen for a day, which is nice when you are confined to the hospital for any length of time. Some of the participants did crafts with our special guests, 6 year old Miracle and her 4 year old sister Brielle. Miracle was born weighting just 14 ounces! The contestants got so much out of it, listening to life changing, personal stories from miracle families.

Many of the contestants joined 1st grade Bay City teacher, Miss Michigan Mallory Rivard, as she went to the pediatric department to visit pediatric patients in their unit. It was a great way to lift patient spirits.

They also bonded with the medical team that helps kids get better. It’s a partnership both Hurley and Miss Michigan value. We embrace their giving spirit and have loved to see it develop over the past decade.

Thank-you Miss America contestants for making miracles happen. Mallory Rivard will represent our state at the Miss America Pageant on NBC Thursday, Dec. 19th at 8pm.