Debbie Zyskowski and Amy Osborn
Walmart and Sam’s Club associates are helping “put the money where the miracles are” again this year with a combined fundraising effort raising $225,103 for Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore following the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign. 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.
“Funds raised by Walmart associates during their annual campaign help provide a better quality of care to the many patients and families Johns Hopkins Children’s Center treats every year,” said Amy Osborn, Associate Director of Development at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. “These funds are used for toys, games, activities for our patients and families, and life-saving equipment that would otherwise not be covered by insurance. We are incredibly grateful for Walmart’s unwavering generosity and support of our mission over the years.”
“Walmart and Sam’s Club associates’ support for children treated at our partner hospitals have always been rooted in an authentic desire to help kids in need,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Their passion is amplified millions of times over by customers and members who believe in our mission to give kids a chance at a better life. Their incredible response to the store- and club-level fundraising efforts are inspiring and impactful.”
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.
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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.