Inaugural Miss America Miracle Mile Walk strolls through Atlantic City on Sept. 12

Published 09/01 2014 04:31PM

Updated 09/01 2014 04:44PM

SALT LAKE CITY and LINWOOD, N.J. (September 1, 2014) - Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and the Miss America Organization today announced a new addition to the Miss America competition weekend, slated for Sept. 12-14 in Atlantic City. Friday evening will feature the inaugural Miracle Mile Walk and Steel Pier Celebration presented by AtlantiCare and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), beginning at 6 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall.

Starting today, online registration for the event is open to the public, with early registration fees active through Sept. 8. Registration fee includes a finish-line party and unlimited rides at Atlantic City's historic Steel Pier, as well as a commemorative event T-shirt. By registering, participants can also set a monetary goal and ask friends and family to support their fundraising efforts for both the Miss America Scholarship Program and its official national platform, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Miss America Organization anticipates the first annual Miracle Mile Walk to be a grand celebration with hopes of raising funds and awareness for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation that provide treatment to millions of kids each year. Miss America President, Sharon Pearce, stated "We're thrilled to bring this special celebration to the Atlantic City Boardwalk, as we embark on a second year of the Miss America competition returning to her birthplace. This year's Miracle Mile Walk will provide an opportunity for Miss America supporters to raise funds and walk alongside state titleholders, as they kick off a weekend of showing their shoes on Saturday and taking the stage Sunday evening for the final night of competition on Sunday, the 14th live on ABC."

Click here to register online for the Miracle Mile Walk.
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