Hickory – Miss America 2018 Cara Mund will be visiting Hickory on Saturday, October 20, to help with several Children’s Miracle Network/Levine Children’s Hospital events. Great Clips Hickory Ridge has been raising money for CMN/Levine Children’s Hospital for the last 7 years, and the salon has been the number one salon in the nation (4000 salons) for fundraising, “Which says a lot for the Hickory community!” says Great Clip Hickory Ridge’s April Wallace.

Miss Mund will be visiting the Levine Children’s Hospital on October 19. She will then attend the Miss Hickory Ridge Charity pageant on October 20, 10am-2pm. The pageant will be held at The Newton Conover Auditorium, and Cara will be helping with the contestants.

From 4-5:30pm Cara will be attending a reception at the Crowne Plaza. She is the 2018 National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network. This event will welcome Levine Children’s Hospital children and families who will be sharing their stories. Cara will be sharing her experiences with CMN and her personal platform, Make A Wish. She will be available for pictures and autographs. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are on Eventbrite.com $20 per person.

Then Miss Mund will be attending the Splatterday Night Fright Charity Costume Ball that evening at The Crowne Plaza. Tickets are available through eventbrite.com at $25 per person, and the night of the event they will be $40 at the door.

April says, “Cara and I met at the CMN convention in Orlando last year. We were both interviewed by a CMN miracle child and we were able to talk about some of the events that our team does. We exchanged information and Cara reached out to me the week of the Miss America pageant and asked if we would still like her to visit! Of course, I said YES! What an amazing opportunity for the young contestants to be able to meet such a strong, incredibly sophisticated and determined woman. We are humbled that she has chosen Hickory and Levine Children’s Hospital to help promote awareness and donations for CMN.”

Miss America 2018, Cara Mund