1980's

1980's   –  The Children's Miracle Network Telethon fundraiser was supported with CMCA volunteers until 2014.


1982   –  The traditional Easter, Halloween and Christmas parties were still held annually. The CMCA turned into a winter wonderland during the  holidays. A giant inflated Santa Claus even perched on top of the center and "talked" to children every evening. 


1982   –  The Auxiliary converted an area at CMCA into a play area for children who came to the hospital on an outpatient basis. More than 10,000 visitors came in 1983. 


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CMCA Timeline

1920's - 1940's

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The Children’s Medical Center officially opens its doors in 1926 and expanded through 1946.

1950's - 1960's

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The Auxiliary began in 1952, with 59 volunteers! Devoted more space to children with chronic disorders in the 60's. 

1970's

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Started more events such as the annual Roy Clark Celebrity Golf Tournament and the  Arts & Crafts Show.

1980's

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A ton of fun! Added holiday parties, hosted a telethon, and added a play area for children. 

1990's

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Rules for working with children started to change.  The Auxiliary stayed focused on helping children. 

2000's

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The Auxiliary acquired nonprofit status, and changed the name to Children's Medical Charities Association.