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.