For nine amazing years, our sponsors, racers and the Clayton community have proudly supported the River Rat Triathlon. It is important to us that we keep our supporters in the loop. We’re going to take some time to focus on what comes next for Children’s Miracle Network of NNY. That means we won’t see you for the River Rat Triathlon in 2019. We are grateful for the memories made along the St. Lawrence River each year at the triathlon as we raised money and awareness for local kids! #givehopemakemiracles
More about Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children by raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada. Samaritan Medical Center (SMC) has served as the North Country’s official Children’s Miracle Network Hospital since 1990, striving to improve the health and well-being of children in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties. The hallmark of CMN is that every dollar raised stays local. Funds generated by our local CMN program support Samaritan’s child-centered hospital and clinic areas through the funding of capital projects and purchase of critical pediatric care equipment. In addition, we provide financial assistance to local families with a child facing a medical crisis, helping to cover travel expenses and other out-of-pocket medical costs. Our direct financial assistance program is unique to Samaritan. Since its inception 28 years ago, CMN at Samaritan has helped 1,000 local families, providing nearly $1 million in direct family assistance to save and improve the lives of children with cancer, heart defects, rett syndrome, scoliosis, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome and other serious illness.