Chico’s Helps Save Lives With Event To Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 

Women who are looking to update their wardrobe and men who want to buy something special for a family member can also help make miracles happen for sick and injured children.

On Thursday, May 17, Chico’s, a women’s clothing and accessories store at 3020 Franklin Terrace Drive, will donate 10 percent of the money from purchases to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The store will have door prizes and other activities as well.

All money raised by Children’s Miracle Network stays local. Wellmont Health System is the affiliate of Children’s Miracle Network for Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Wellmont will use the funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for its pediatric and neonatal intensive care programs, fund lifesaving research and support community education programs.

“This is a great way for us to give back to the community,” said Becca Cash, manager of Chico’s in Johnson City. “As many of our shoppers are mothers, I know they’re touched by the challenges that face some of Wellmont’s smallest patients.”

The store will be open that day from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

“We appreciate Chico’s investment in our region’s children,” said Todd Norris, Wellmont's senior vice president of system advancement. “As a not-for-profit health system, we partner with the communities we serve to improve the lives of children who are entrusted to our care.”

Chico’s has stores around the country and is a national sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network.

Another upcoming event is the annual Children’s Miracle Network celebration, which will be held Sunday, June 3, from 7-11 p.m. and be televised by WJHL 11 Connects.

For more information about donating to Children’s Miracle Network, please visit wellmont.org or childrensmiraclenetwork.org.