Every June, goodhearted folks at both the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and NewsChannel 5 WTFV come together to present Nashville’s version of the Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. The Children’s Hospital is one of about 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals worldwide, and Vanderbilt and Channel 5 always offer a strong one-two local presentation of the event. Telethon hosts will be Channel 5 favorites Vicki Yates, Hope Hines and Kristin Priesol. Now in its 27th year, the local telethon raises monies for youths who have battled tough physical and emotional challenges yet remain strong — thanks, in part, to the giving spirit of the community. This year’s telethon will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature inspiring stories of courageous young patients and their families and caregivers. Last year’s event raised $1.34 million, with all proceeds benefiting the Children’s Hospital. Dr. Jonathan Gitlin, physician-in-chief at the Children’s Hospital, says the team is pleased to “bring the miracle of hope to all our patients and families.” For that, Nashvillians should be humbled.