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Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to raise money for Stormont Vail Health

Local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores are once again joining forces to raise money for Stormont Vail Health during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) campaign.

Historically, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates customers and members have raised more than $1.5 million for Northeast Kansas. On a national level, Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised more than $1 billion for CMN Hospitals; the largest cash amount ever raised by one company for a nonprofit in North America.

Money is raised primarily through a register campaign where customers and members contribute $1 or more when they checkout. Associates also fundraise in other ways including bake sales, in-store contests and events.

The 2018 campaign raised over $120,000 for Stormont Vail Health.

This year’s register campaign runs June 10 through July 7. Customers and members can conveniently donate $1 or more when they check out at any Northeast Kansas Walmart or Sam’s Club stores.

Money raised in Northeast Kansas Walmart and Sam’s Club stores goes directly to benefit the sick and injured kids treated at Stormont Vail Health. Funds are used to pay for equipment, research, supplies, charitable care and a variety of other needs the hospital has.

Walmart and Sam’s Club joined the CMN Hospitals fundraising family in 1987 with Sam Walton himself being personally involved in the beginning of the relationship between the organizations. The fundraising campaigns supports Walmart’s goal of giving back to local communities.

Customers and members can help spread the word about the campaign via social media using the hashtag #HelpKidsLiveBetter.

 

About Stormont Vail Health

Stormont Vail Health has a deep commitment to the community and to Kansas to provide the highest quality health care.

Stormont Vail is an integrated health care system based in Topeka, Kansas, serving a multicounty region in eastern Kansas. It comprises Stormont Vail Hospital, Cotton O’Neil and Cotton O’Neil Pediatrics with more than 500 employed physicians and Advanced Practice Providers.

Stormont Vail Hospital is a 586-bed acute care referral center in northeast Kansas. It is the product of the 1949 merger between Christ’s Hospital (opened in 1884) and the Jane C. Stormont Hospital and Training School for Nurses (1895). Stormont Vail Hospital and Cotton O’Neil joined in 1995 to form Stormont Vail Health. Stormont serves 46,000 Kansas kids annually. Stormont Vail has the region’s only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care and only area trauma center. The organization also has a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit that specializes in life-saving medical emergencies exclusively for children and adolescents from infants to 18 years old.

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. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 260 million customers and members visit our 11,593 stores under 63 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2016 revenue of $482.1 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.4 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.

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