Title Holders from the Miss America organization will come together Sunday, Jan. 28, to host the second annual Dazzling Divas for a Day to benefit Children’s Miracle Network of Greater St. Louis at St. Louis City Center Hotel, 400 South 14th Street, St. Louis.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Girls ages 4-12 are invited to join the Miss America Title Holders for a day of glitz, pageantry and glamour.
Being a Dazzling Diva means getting your hair and makeup done by professional stylists from Belleza Salon, wearing your very own sash, learning a dance routine, receiving your diva crown and more. The girls will enjoy lunch with their new friends and end the day performing their dance routine for their parents.
The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States. Contestants competing in Miss America-sponsored pageants are expected to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Scholarship Fund.
“It’s not an entrance fee, but a new service requirement,” states the Miss America for the Kids website.
In addition, each new Miss America becomes the goodwill ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, speaking on behalf of kids treated at children’s hospitals and raising awareness around the country. It’s just another way the Miss America Organization helps young women leave a legacy of service, scholarship, and support.
“Children’s Miracle Network Hospital (CMN-STL) funds are gifted to both St. Louis Children’s Hospital and SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital each year and used for patient care and services. Some of the programs/services that we have funded include: The Costas Center, Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Dorothy & Larry Dallas Heart Center, Music Therapy Programs, Healthy Kids Express, Clown Docs, Footprints organization and much more” said Krista Lucy, executive director of CMN-STL.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids.
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.