Night of Holiday Miracles Celebrates the Season, Supports Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

nov. 8, 2017 | KINGSPORT, TENN.

Community members who want to experience the wonders of an arctic expedition and engage in holiday cheer can participate in an annual tradition that supports area children receiving care at Wellmont Health System hospitals.

The fourth annual Night of Holiday Miracles, presented by The Regional Eye Center, is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center. Proceeds will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a national charity for which Wellmont has served as the region’s affiliate for 30 years.

Featuring an elegant display of the Northern Lights, ice sculptures and the glow of a campfire, the event will enable attendees to dine from scrumptious food selections and a broad spectrum of high-quality beverages. They include offerings from Sleepy Owl Brewery, Gypsy Circus Cider, Tito’s Vodka and Hook & Ladder Distillery.

Participants will also have an opportunity to bid on a number of premier silent auction items that will satisfy one’s appetite for adventure. They include items such as trips to Canada, Bermuda, Alaska, the 2018 Masters golf tournament and Iceland.

For the first time, Night of Holiday Miracles attendees will be able to use an interactive, online system to bid, purchase or contribute from their smartphone or a kiosk.

“Night of Holiday Miracles is an exceptional way for the community to share fellowship and enjoy the spirit of the season while providing key financial support to transform children’s lives,” said Todd Norris, Wellmont’s senior vice president for system advancement and Wellmont Foundation’s president. “This is a popular holiday event, and we look forward each year to celebrating with our guests, who are making a profound impact on the well-being of those we are privileged to serve.”

All money raised locally by Children’s Miracle Network stays in the area and is administered by Wellmont Foundation. During its three-decade partnership with Wellmont, Children’s Miracle Network has provided nearly $16 million to assist with the enhancement of lives throughout the region.

With these funds, Wellmont has made substantial investments in its facilities, including buying state-of-the-art equipment for the birthing units, neonatal intensive care unit, pediatrics departments and emergency departments. The collaboration with Children’s Miracle Network has also provided Wellmont with resources to fund partnerships with organizations in the community that work closely with children.

Children’s Miracle Network funds were an important component of Wellmont’s expansion and relocation of the neonatal intensive care unit at Holston Valley Medical Center. Children’s Miracle Network will also provide as much as $50,000 to match additional funds provided by the community to renovate and redesign the nursery at Takoma Regional Hospital.

Area schools have benefited considerably from the use of Children’s Miracle Network funds to install fitness equipment and related curriculum materials.

Tickets for Night of Holiday Miracles are $100 apiece. The foundation is offering a VIP package of two tickets for $500, which includes free valet parking, a champagne reception, early admission to the event and a Night of Holiday Miracles keepsake. Tickets can be purchased at www.wellmontfoundation.org or by calling 423-230-8592.