Local Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores raised $159,629 for Children's Hospital of Georgia, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) hospital, through a six-week fundraising campaign that ended June 21. Customers, members and employees raised the funds mostly $1 at a time with donations taken at the register.
The not-for-profit Children's Hospital of Georgia uses CMN Hospital funds for urgent needs, including specialized equipment and services, pediatric research and education. The 154-bed CHOG is the second-largest children's hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care, as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children.
Wal-Mart and Sam's Club have partnered with Children's Miracle Network hospitals since 1987, raising more than $650 million. In 2012, Wal-Mart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members raised more than $60 million for CMN Hospitals across the United States and Canada.
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