Riley Kid Featured in National Walmart and Sam’s Club Campaign
Reagan DeLoach of Newburgh, Ind. is a normal, spunky two-year-old thanks to the care she receives at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. When Reagan was two months old, she was referred to Riley Hospital and diagnosed with sagittal synostosis, a condition where a suture on her skull closed too quickly, causing her head to appear narrow from side to side and lengthened from front to back. Laurie Ackerman, M.D., a Riley Pediatric Neurosurgeon, performed a surgery to correct Reagan’s condition. Now, Reagan is healthy and returns to Riley for annual check-ups.
Throughout Reagan’s diagnosis, surgery and recovery, Seth DeLoach, Reagan’s father, relied heavily on the support from his fellow associates at Walmart. This year, the DeLoach family will be featured in Walmart stores across the country as a part of Walmart and Sam’s Club’s fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Seth and Reagan DeLoach will share their story in front of more than 200 Walmart associates at Riley Hospital to inspire them before their upcoming fundraising campaign, which will kick off in stores on August 29. In 2015, Walmart and Sam’s Club raised more than $1 million for Riley Hospital and are hoping to raise even more money for the kids this year.
The Walmart and Sam’s Club fundraising campaign for Riley Hospital for Children will begin on August 29 and run through October 9. Donations can be made at the register.
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.