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Children's Miracle Network helps raise money


MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -- Children's Miracle Network held Miracle Fest 2011 Thursday night.

The event is held at Wildwood Station in Marshfield.

It raises money for the Child Life Program at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital and Marshfield Clinic Children's through Children's Miracle Network.

Vocal and silent auctions were held throughout the night.

Items such as the i-Pad 2 and Packers versus Vikings tickets were auctioned.

The event normally raises about $50,000.

"I think this is important for several reasons. People always want to help other people and especially children. People can come out here and have fun, meet a child who they've helped over the past years and feel good about doing it," Children's Miracle Network Director of Development Patti Shafto-Carson said. "It's just a really good event to make people feel good, have fun, and understand a little more about what Children's Miracle Network is all about."

The money is used to give children a stuffed animal when they're going to have surgery to helping provide life saving equipment.

This is the events 14th year.

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