Fundraising campaign runs June 13 – July 10
(Springdale, Ark.) – For 35 years, Walmart and Sam’s Club have partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to change kids’ health to change the future. Associates in stores and clubs across the country have rallied behind the CMN Hospitals campaign year in and year out, raising more than $1 billion over the lifetime of the partnership for children’s hospitals across North America, with more than $43 million going to help Arkansas Children’s since 1987.
On June 13, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates will kick off this year’s fundraising campaign, benefitting Arkansas Children’s, a proud member of CMN Hospitals, giving customers and members alike many options to donate at the register or online.
“A 35-year partnership is quite rare and special,” said Teri Nestel, President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We’re thrilled to be celebrating this significant milestone with Walmart and Sam’s Club, and even more importantly the shared values that bring us together; engaging communities to transform children’s healthcare and ensure healthy tomorrows.”
Changing kids’ health through children’s hospitals isn’t just about treating illness and trauma – it’s about making sure the child and their family have everything they need to feel stable, comfortable and prepared for what comes next.
“The partnership with Walmart and Sam’s club is essential to the work we do at Arkansas Children’s,” said Enid Olvey, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “Because of their generous and continued support, we are able to continue pushing our mission forward of making children better today and healthier tomorrow.”
There are many ways to donate to your local member of CMN Hospitals through the Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign. Customers and members in Arkansas can donate any dollar amount at the register, or simply round up their purchase to the next dollar and donate the change in-store or while shopping online. You can also donate at www.helpkidslivebetter.org.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
Arkansas Children’s, Inc. is the only healthcare system in the state solely dedicated to caring for Arkansas’ more than 700,000 children. The private, non-profit organization includes two pediatric hospitals, a pediatric research institute and USDA nutrition center, a philanthropic foundation, a nursery alliance, statewide clinics, and many education and outreach programs — all focused on fulfilling a promise to define and deliver unprecedented child health. Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) is a 336-bed, Magnet-recognized facility in Little Rock operating the state’s only Level I pediatric trauma center; the state’s only burn center; the state’s only Level IV neonatal intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric intensive care unit; the state’s only pediatric surgery program with Level 1 verification from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); the state’s only magnetoencephalography (MEG) system for neurosurgical planning and cutting-edge research; and the state’s only nationally recognized pediatric transport program. Additionally, ACH is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in four pediatric subspecialties (2021—2022): Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Pulmonology and Urology. ACH is one of only five hospitals in the nation that have achieved Magnet Status, ACS Level 1 verification and a Beacon award from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses. Arkansas Children’s Northwest (ACNW), the first and only pediatric hospital in the Northwest Arkansas region, is a level IV pediatric trauma center. ACNW operates a 24-bed inpatient unit; a surgical unit with five operating rooms; outpatient clinics offering over 20 subspecialties; diagnostic services; imaging capabilities; occupational therapy services; and Northwest Arkansas’ only pediatric emergency department, equipped with 30 exam rooms. Generous philanthropic and volunteer engagement has sustained Arkansas Children’s since it began as an orphanage in 1912, and today ensures the system can deliver on its promise of unprecedented child health. To learn more, visit archildrens.org.
ABOUT CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals that support the health of 10 million kids each year across the U.S. and Canada. Donations go to local hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services. When we improve the health of all children and allow them the opportunity to reach their full potential, we also improve our communities for years to come. Together, we can change kids’ health. Together, we can change the future. To learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.