Walmart and Sam’s Club Locations Raise Vital Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

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Donations Collected in Stores May 4 – June 14 Will Benefit Sick and Injured Kids Across North America treated at 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are this May at Walmart and Sam’s Club Locations

Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members play a significant role in raising funds for our member hospitals.

Beginning May 4 through June 14, Walmart and Sam’s Club customers will have the opportunity to support kids treated at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by making a donation of $1 or more at the more than 5,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Customers and members can make a donation at the checkout this spring.The campaign benefits local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, helping kids in their own communities. Funds raised – most of it $1 at a time – are necessary for hospitals to provide the best care for kids. In 2014, the six-week Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign raised more than $40 million, with additional activities throughout the year bringing the total to $53 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States.

“Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members play a significant role in raising funds for our member hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are in awe of their commitment to helping kids through their in-store fundraising campaigns. They clearly understand how every donation helps improve the lives of sick and injured kids in their communities. We are grateful.”

Throughout the campaign, television spots featuring Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals spokesperson Jennifer Lopez, will air within Walmart stores and Sam’s Club locations. Lopez, a mother of young twins, is a longtime supporter of children’s hospitals. She shows her support by wearing the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Miracle Band and by asking customers to “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are.” Supporters can get a Miracle Band at MyMiracleBand.org.

Since 1987, Walmart and Sam’s Club fundraising across North America has provided more than $750 million for pediatric care. Funds are used by the local member children’s hospital depending on the greatest need — helping to provide necessary charitable care, establish critical care wings, introduce therapy programs, and fund specialized, life-saving treatment and equipment.

To find your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or for more information and to help kids in your community, visit http://www.CMNHospitals.org.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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