America’s Got Talent host, new father, philanthropist and Children’s Miracle Network ambassador, Nick Cannon has struggled with his own health issues since early 2012, but that didn’t stop him from hosting the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 2012 Medals Ceremony in Orlando, Florida on Friday, September 21st. The event which honored ‘Champion’ kids from every state, also included performances by Miss America 2012 and Children’s Miracle Network National Ambassador Laura Kaeppeler, and pop star Jordin Sparks.
CMN host Nick Cannon was taught at an early age to give back to others by his grandmother who instilled the value “to whom much is given, much is required”, and he plans on teaching his young children Monroe and Moroccan Scott to give back to those less fortunate as well. The host has never made it a priority to publicize his countless visits to children’s hospitals, and stated that “The ‘Champion’ for the Children’s Miracle Networks Hospitals are amazing because they’re ambassadors or even representatives from each state and province coming and representing the millions of kids that the Children’s Miracle Network help every single year. They’re more than just kids that maybe won something, that’s why we want to call them Champions, because they’re continuing to do work, they’re continuing to be fighters and it’s going to be amazing to see them walk across the stage.”
As an added bonus the ‘Champions’ who will become yearlong ambassadors for their local hospital, were given a free subscription to Kuboo.com, a safe online community for kids age 4 to 11, and were also treated to a visit to the White House to meet President and commander in chief Barack Obama, and ended with a chartered flight to Disney World by Delta Airlines. To learn more about these amazing Champion kids, please visit CMNHospitals.org/Champions.
Nick Cannon on his involvement with the Children’s Miracle Network and his involvement with the event.
Nick Cannon on the ambassadors of the Children’s Miracle Network:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals National Ambassador and Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler discusses what a champion is:
Pop star Jordin Sparks performs at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Medal Ceremony on Friday, September 21, 2012.