May Is For Miracles At Walmart & Sam’s Club Stores Nationwide
Stores Accepting Donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Through June 15
SALT LAKE CITY, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Now through June 15, Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members can make a donation of any amount at the retailers’ registers to support the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community.
For 25 years, Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised funds for 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. To-date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates have collected $600 million, with most donations coming in $1 at a time. Donations are given to the CMN Hospital in the community in which they’re donated and used however the hospital needs them most. Typically, funds support uncompensated care, life-saving equipment, research and training.
“Our hospitals are grateful to the generous Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members. It’s inspiring to see so many people working together to literally save the lives of kids in their own communities,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We see how crucial the funds collected by Walmart and Sam’s Club are to our hospitals. The fact these $1-at-a-time donations have added up to $600 million is just amazing –and a great example of teamwork.”
Pediatric medical care is the most expensive and specialized care in the world as treatments and equipment must be available for all ages and sizes. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat every disease and injury imaginable, providing care for 98 percent of all children needing heart or lung transplants and 88 percent of all pediatric cancer patients, and serve as a main point of care for the community’s children injured in automobile and other accidents.
To find your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or for more information and to help kids in your community, visit www.CMNHospitals.org.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS®
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have supported research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org.
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SOURCE Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals