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Walmart and Sam’s Club Locations Raise Vital Funds for Riley Hospital for Children

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 14, 2015) — Beginning May 4 through June 14, Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members are asking customers to support kids throughout the state by making a donation of $1 or more at the retailers’ 143 locations to raise funds for Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Indiana’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

Customers and members can add a “Miracle Balloon” donation during checkout this spring, with 100 percent of funds going directly to Riley Hospital, helping kids in their own communities. Funds collected – most $1 at a time – are necessary for hospitals to provide the best care for kids. In 2014, the six-week Walmart and Sam’s Club campaign raised more than $40 million, with additional activities throughout the year bringing the total to $53 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States.

“We are grateful for the continuous support and generosity of Walmart and Sam’s Club. They are committed to supporting the vital role Riley Hospital for Children plays in providing hope for sick and injured children,” said Jason Mueller, assistant vice president of communications, Riley Children’s Foundation.

“Walmart and Sam’s Club associates play a significant role in raising funds for our member hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are in awe of their commitment to helping Indiana kids through their in-store fundraising campaigns. They clearly understand how every donation helps improve the lives of sick and injured kids in their communities. We are grateful.”

Throughout the campaign, television spots featuring Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals spokesperson Jennifer Lopez, will air within stores and clubs. Lopez, a mother of young twins, is a longtime supporter of children’s hospitals. She shows her support by wearing the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Miracle Band and by asking customers to “Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are.” Supporters can get a Miracle Band at MyMiracleBand.org.

Since 1987, Walmart and Sam’s Club fundraising across North America has provided more than $750 million for pediatric care. Funds are used by the community hospital depending on the greatest need — helping to provide necessary charitable care, establish critical care wings, introduce therapy programs, and fund specialized, life-saving treatment and equipment.

Walmart and Sam’s Club locations raised $1,194,945 for Riley Hospital for Children in 2014. Highest fundraising locations for Riley Hospital for Children during for 2014 are listed below:

 

Address

City/State/Zip

2014 Support for Riley Hospital

Sam’s Club

1101 Windhorst Way

Greenwood, IN 46143

$35,058

Distribution Center

3801 U.S. 50 East

Olney, IL 62450

$25,286

Sam’s Club

4350 S. US Highway 41

Terre Haute, IN 47802

$23,660

Distribution Center

1729 State Road 8

Auburn, IN 46706

$23,229

Sam’s Club

3205 W. State Hwy. 45

Bloomington, IN 47403

$21,801

Optical Lab

801 Corda Blvd.

Crawfordsville, IN 47933

$21,606

Walmart

735 Whitfield Drive

Columbus, IN 47201

$21,097

Transportation Center

2100 East Tipton Street

Seymour, IN 47274

$19,170

Walmart

2001 E 151st Street

Carmel, IN 46033

$17,536

Distribution Center

333 Tenth Street

Greencastle, IN 46135

$17,318

Sam’s Club

5805 Rockville Road

Indianapolis, IN 46224

$16,991

Walmart

1750 Indianapolis Road

Greencastle, IN 46135

$16,702

Walmart

2501 E North Street

Kendallville, IN 46755

$16,385

Walmart

2399 S. State Road 46

Terre Haute, IN 47803

$16,379

Walmart

316 Indian Ridge Blvd.

Mishawaka, IN 46545

$16,146

Walmart

2347 Veterans Memorial Pkwy S

Lafayette, IN 47909

$16,115


For more information on Riley Children’s Foundation, visit RileyKids.org.

To find your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital or for more information and to help kids in your community, visit www.CMNHospitals.org.

About Riley Children’s Foundation
Riley Children’s Foundation supports Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health, Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. As Indiana’s only comprehensive hospital dedicated exclusively to the care of children, Riley Hospital has provided compassionate care, support and comfort to children and their families since 1924. Each year children from all 92 Indiana counties turn to Riley Hospital and its regional clinics throughout the state more than 300,000 times. Riley Hospital’s partnership with Indiana University Health and its strong affiliation with the Indiana University School of Medicine make Riley Hospital the leader in pediatric care in the state and the region. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.

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, more than 250 million customers and members visit our 11,462 stores under 71 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2015 sales of nearly $486 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 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. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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