John Lauck

Salt Lake City, UT–John Lauck, President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, has died due to complications from a tragic bike accident.

The entire Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals community mourns John’s loss and extends their deepest sympathies to his family. John had a remarkable passion for children’s hospitals and inspired communities across North America to help millions of sick and injured kids. CMN Hospitals include Canadian institutions across the country.

“John’s passing is a tremendous loss for our organization,” said Nana Mensah, Chair of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Board of Trustees. “John will be missed by so many. We will be supporting his family and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals community during this heartbreaking time.”

John’s family shared the following statement: “As John’s family — his wife Alison, his sons Ryan (Leia), Alan (Jhoi), Eric (Kate), and Ethan, along with John’s parents John and Evelyn Lauck, siblings, and other family members — we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the outpouring of love and support our family has received since John’s tragic accident. John’s life impacted so many of us in remarkable ways, and we are grateful for the expressions of kindness and concern as we have navigated this unspeakably difficult journey.”

More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital like SickKids across North America every year. To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Board of Trustees’ governance committee is discussing interim leadership for the organization.

Those wishing to express condolences to the family and share memories of John, please email

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in John’s name at

Information regarding funeral services for John will be shared as they are available.

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