Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is one of the lucky recipients.
News Channel 3 stopped by the hospital on Wednesday to deliver a check for $10,000. The money will support the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Matthew Denenberg, MD, chief medical director for Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, accepted the check on behalf of the children’s hospital and said the money will go toward helping several programs, including hematology, oncology, cardiology and child life services.
“Generous support like this can be used to purchase equipment for sick children, and ensure that families will have everything they need when they are here,” Dr. Denenberg said. “This $10,000 will fund program development at the children’s hospital and will help our kids immensely. We are extremely grateful for community support such as this.”
A total of $435,655 will be distributed to a group of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country.
Each weeknight from Dec. 8-19, Wheel of Fortune Wheel Watcher Club members watched to see if their Special Prize Identification number (SPIN) ID was revealed, making that viewer the winner of the same prizes as the show’s in-studio contestants. Whatever the viewer won has been matched in cash and a minimum of $10,000 is being donated to a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of that winner’s choice.
Denenberg wanted to say thank you to the anonymous SPIN winner who designated their winnings to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital as their charity of choice.