The best form of defense against tobacco use is education, and thanks to Children's Miracle Network that's exactly what our youth are getting.

Children's Miracle Network and Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier take a proactive approach when it comes to our youth. The Tobacco Control Program, funded by CMN, provides education for children in northwest Louisiana. The goal is to create tobacco awareness, thus promoting prevention and cessation efforts.

Here's what Bobby Cox, Program Director for CMN at Christus had to say about the Tobacco Control Program:

Our role is to be an advocate of tobacco control in the community by working towards the following goals:  prevent initiation of tobacco use among young people; eliminate exposure to second-hand smoke; promote cessation among adults and young people who use tobacco; and to identify and eliminate disparities among specific populations."

This week, we will be asking you to open your hearts and wallets to Children's Miracle Network. Our Miracle Maker Radiothon is Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27.

We’ve teamed up with Children’s Miracle Network and Christus Health Shreveport-Bossier For the Kids (#FTK). As a Miracle Maker, your $12 a month will go to the incredible programs funded by CMN like the Tobacco Control Program. That’s the beauty of CMN. Every dollar raised will stay right here to help those around us.

Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network

“Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

Our mission: We increase funds and awareness for local children’s hospitals.

Our vision: Together we save kids’ lives.

Right now there’s a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital working to save the lives of kids in your community. In fact, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment every minute — that’s one child every second. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic disease. Regardless of why the kids are there, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals always have their doors open.”

Learn more at And learn more about the work Christus Health is doing for Shreveport-Bossier.

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