Walmart and Sam’s Club Associates Raise More Than $42 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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Six-week Miracle Balloon Campaign Helps Fund Critical Medical Care for Children Across North America

Walmart and Sam’s Club Associates Raise More Than $42 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

We are extremely grateful to all Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members for their generosity and dedication to making miracles for so many children.

Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members recently wrapped up a six-week campaign collecting donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), a nonprofit raising funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals.

Donations poured in May 4 to June 14, as Walmart and Sam’s Club associates held various in-store fundraising activities and asked customers and members at the register to Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are. Giving totals exceeded previous years, with over $42 million raised nationally for CMN Hospitals — most of which was collected one dollar at a time.

“We are very pleased to once again increase our contribution to CMN Hospitals as we have each year since 1987,’ said Celia Swanson, senior vice president of Global Associate Experience for Walmart and CMN Hospitals leading campaign supporter. “Over the course of our six-week campaign, we collectively raised more than $42 million that will be used to help save the lives of children across the United States. “The significance of the dollars raised through this campaign is critical to sustaining health care access and excellence through local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and I’d like to thank our associates, members and customers for their incredible generosity and commitment to their local communities.”

“Walmart and Sam’s Club continue to play a crucial role in helping to provide life-saving medical care for children who deserve the chance to live better,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are extremely grateful to all Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members for their generosity and dedication to making miracles for so many children. We value this partnership and are consistently impressed by the overwhelming success this fundraising campaign achieves each year.”

Walmart and Sam's Club associates helped raise more than $800 million for sick and injured children since partnering with Children’s Miracle Network in 1987. The donations raised by Walmart and Sam's Club impact each of the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which treat one in 10 children across North America. Hospitals utilize the funds based on what they need the most — typically for purchasing lifesaving equipment and supporting top therapy programs.

Walmart and Sam's Club 2015 fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year at participating locations through various in-store activities. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals visit: http://www.CMNHospitals.org.

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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.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 250 million customers and members visit our 11,462 stores under 71 banners in 28 countries and e- commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 sales of nearly $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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