Proceeds from soup-a-thon benefit Children's Miracle Network

Published On: Dec 14 2012 09:51:12 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 11:01:34 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

An organization helping children with special medical challenges gets a financial boost.

A nearly $16,000 check was presented to the Children's Miracle Network Friday morning.

The money comes from the 10th annual soup-a-thon put on by LHI, Kaplan, and SAP America in October.

The businesses matched all of the employee donations which will now help local families with medical needs. "It's an extremely big deal for us, with 100% of that staying local, we're going to be able to help so many families in our local areas get the help that they need for our children," said local CMN Program Manager Heather Gilles.

One employee saw the number was so close to $16,000, he pulled out a $20 bill to put the total over the top.