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Children's National launches new initiative to "Make March Matter" for kids' health in greater D.C. area

More than 150 local businesses are rallying together for Children's National in its inaugural effort to raise $1 million for life-saving pediatric care

WASHINGTON – Today, Children’s National Health System launched Make March Matter, a month-long campaign designed to bring the Greater Washington, D.C. community together in support of children’s health. More than 150 local businesses have joined for the inaugural year of this initiative to raise $1 million in support of critical, life-saving care for children.

“At Children’s National, we are dedicated to providing exceptional healthcare to all children,” said DeAnn Marshall, MHA, president of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “This work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community, and we are thrilled to engage local businesses in this effort to Make March Matter for our patients—present and future.”

Each of the participating businesses has developed a special way to contribute to the Make March Matter campaign’s collective impact—including selling specific items with proceeds supporting Children’s National patients, devoting a portion of overall sales for a designated time period, or the creation of other unique fundraising campaigns to galvanize their employees and customers.

By visiting, shopping or dining with a business supporting #MakeMarchMatterDC, individuals can activate donations to support the care of patients at Children’s National. Local businesses participating in this year’s Make March Matter campaign include:

  • Atlanta Coast Mortgage 
  • Colonial Parking
  • Domino's
  • Hoops Madness
  • iHeartMedia
  • Marriott International, Inc.
  • Moby Dick House of Kabob
  • Panda Express
  • Rite Aid
  • Silver New American Brasserie
  • TDI
  • Washington Property Company 

“We are thrilled to have the support of more than 150 business partners for our inaugural campaign,” Marshall said. “Their participation means the world to our patients and their families, as well as our hospital staff. We are immensely grateful for their dedication to the Children’s National community and for their help to ensure that all children have access to the quality healthcare they deserve.”

For more information on how to engage your businesses, join a community event, or donate to the campaign, visit

About Make March Matter
Make March Matter is an annual fundraising campaign that is building community awareness and financial support for children’s health in Washington, D.C. The campaign supports Children’s National Health System—a nonprofit pediatric hospital caring for children from DC, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as kids from around the country and around the world. During the month of March, local businesses will take action to improve children’s health through a variety of fundraising programs and events. The goal of the campaign is to raise $1 million in support of the Fund for Every Child to ensure that every child, from every background and every walk of life, can receive exceptional care, regardless of their insurance or ability to pay.  For more information, please visit

Media Contact: Morgan McKean | 301-565-8427 

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