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Wal-Mart, Sam’s help Children’s
Hospital through Children’s Miracle Network
For many sick and injured children, the only place to get the
specialized medical care they need is at a children’s hospital.
For children in the Charleston area, that place is MUSC Children’s
Hospital. To enable children’s hospitals to make the very best care
available to the most children, Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s clubs
nationwide are once again partnering with the Children’s Miracle
Network to raise funds and awareness for those hospitals and the work
they do. The six-week fund raising period at Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s
clubs is currently under way, featuring sales of $1 paper balloons and
special storewide activities by associates.
Miracle Network Champion Child, Joseph Greenwood, was in Washington,
D.C., with a Miracle Balloon. The balloons are being sold through
May 31 at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores.
MUSC Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary of the funds raised at
stores and clubs in the Charleston area, including West Ashley, James
Island, Summerville, Georgetown, Mount Pleasant, Walterboro, Moncks
Corner and Goose Creek.
For 21 years, Wal-Mart and Children’s Miracle Network have worked
together to help the 170 hospitals in the network to provide
state-of-the-art care, research and preventative care for children.
Through direct contributions and funds raised at stores and clubs,
Wal-Mart has contributed more than $430 million to Children’s Miracle
Network since 1987. That amount includes $39 million given in 2007
Children’s hospitals throughout the country treat an estimated 17
million children each year with illnesses and injuries of every kind.
The familiar red- and-yellow-striped paper balloons are available for
purchase for $1 at registers at Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s clubs through
Friday, May 23, 2008
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