Walmart and Sam's Club Raise More than $526,000 for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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Walmart Check PresentationWalmart and Sam’s Club associates are helping “put the money where the miracles are” again this year with a combined fundraising effort raising $526,622 for Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia (CHOP) following the annual Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals campaign.

“Philadelphia is a close knit community in which our associates and customers often come together to rally around important causes that help our friends and neighbors — and that includes rallying around the needs of children,” said Kevin Hudgins, Walmart Market Manager. “For more than 160 years the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has cared for our children, and the love and support shown by residents has never wavered. We always say that every dollar counts, and we are grateful for all of our customers and members who opened up their hearts, generously donated to the CMN campaign and helped bring continued miracles to the lives of many local families.”

The fundraising efforts are part of a broader national effort that raised more than $35 million in support of the 170 member hospitals across the country.

“On behalf of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the families we are privileged to serve, I extend thanks to everyone at Walmart and Sam’s Club for generously supporting our mission to provide the best care possible,” said Meghan Wright, Assistant Vice President of Institutional and Event Fundraising at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. “Every single dollar from the community makes a difference by funding breakthroughs for our children. We are deeply grateful to the Walmart and Sam’s Club associates for their commitment to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.”

Walmart and Sam’s Club have supported Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals for 30 years. Funds raised impact each of the 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which treat 10 million kids annually across North America. Hospitals utilize the funds based on what they need most — including lifesaving equipment and research, top therapy programs, charitable care and more.

For more information on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit: www.CMNHospitals.org.

Contact: Jennifer Lee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6084 or leej41@email.chop.edu