Direct Energy proudly supports Children's Hospitals Week March 5 - 11

Direct Energy proudly supports Children's Hospitals Week March 5 - 11

Awareness week encourages support for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

HOUSTON, March 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To shine a light on the importance of children's hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it, Direct Energy is pleased to participate in the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek. As a member of the Miracle Millions Club, Direct Energy is proud to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) across North America throughout the year and are excited to participate in the week-long initiative.

Across North America, our employees will be encouraged to show their support and donate to their local children's hospital. Leaders across the organization will be sharing their personal stories and encouraging employees to do the same. With more than 10 million children treated each year, the children's hospitals touch every family.

Activities throughout the week will include:

    --  Wearing a band-aid. Show your support for children's hospitals by
        wearing a band-aid of your choice, taking a photo, and sharing it with
        the #ChildrensHospitalsWeek hashtag.

    --  Tuning in to a Facebook Live-A-Thon Wednesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.
        (EST): The exciting, live event will feature appearances by various
        celebrities and of course, the Champions, 10 kids who represent the 10
        million kids treated annually at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
        throughout the U.S. and Canada. Catch the action at
    --  Driving online donations and building awareness. Direct Energy employees
        will be encouraged to leverage their networks and share  on their own social media pages.

"With the second annual #ChildrensHospitalsWeek in 2018, we're taking the opportunity to honor not only our Champions and partners, but also the hundreds of children's hospitals across the U.S. and Canada who impact the lives of millions of children annually," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "We're reminded daily of the fact that contributions of all sizes add up to provide critical funding for pediatric medical equipment, services, research and charitable care, and that community donations are vital for local kids in need."

"Direct Energy is deeply committed to supporting the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities where our customers and employees live and work" said Manu Asthana, President, Direct Energy Home. "Encouraging our employees to show their support and donate throughout Children's Hospital Week will leverage our investment in the great care and research that happens every week in these hospitals across North America."

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at and

About Direct Energy
Direct Energy is one of North America's largest energy and energy-related services providers with nearly five million residential and commercial customers. Direct Energy provides customers with choice and support in managing their energy costs through a portfolio of innovative products and services. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, Direct Energy operates in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and eight provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit

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