NM beauty queens seek donations for UNM Children's Hospital
July 11, 2019 06:24 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Miss New Mexico 2019 and Miss New Mexico's Outstanding Teen 2019 paid the UNM Children's Hospital a visit Wednesday morning.
With their new titles, they will be helping the Children's Miracle Network (CMN) raise money for the hospital.
The Miss America Scholarship Organization has been working with CMN for 20 years.
"It's really special. This is my first time at this hospital," said Miss New Mexico 2019, Misa Tran. "So I'm really excited to do more throughout my year."
"I've actually met some kids, so just being able t help them through their treatment, raise money for their treatment or anything that they need," said Miss New Mexico's Outstanding Teen 2019, Brynn Ayala.
Tran and Ayala will spread the word about the need of donations.
The hospital can use all the help they can get.
"We're actually the only children's hospital in the entire state, and we serve kids from all 33 counties along with two counties in southern Colorado," said the program director for CMN, Lauren Oberlin. "We're also the only Level 1 trauma center. We're the only burn center in the state."
Oberlin said UNM Children's Hospital helps about 66,000 kids a year.
The money goes toward special equipment, research, training and covering costs insurance doesn't cover for families.
Updated: July 11, 2019 06:24 PM
Created: July 11, 2019 05:48 PM
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