(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) May 30, 2023 – More than 40 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) partners from across the region celebrated Miracle Day with Arkansas Children’s on Wednesday. Together, the CMN Hospitals partners raised $5,933,408 in 2022 for Arkansas Children’s Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest.

“We are grateful to each of our Children’s Miracle Network Hospital partners for their dedication in helping transform health care for the children of Arkansas and beyond,” said Taylor Speegle, executive director of philanthropy for Arkansas Children’s Foundation. “Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers across the region, the funds raised will stay local and help make children better today and healthier tomorrow.”

The following awards were presented:

Walmart, Walnut Ridge -- $13,529
Walmart, Ozark -- $4,117
Walmart, Paris -- $2,982
Walmart Supercenter, Conway -- $31,083
Walmart Supercenter, Cabot -- $29,471
Walmart Supercenter, Mena -- $24,693
Walmart Neighborhood Market, Paragould -- $15,349
Walmart Neighborhood Market. Texarkana, Texas -- $6,890
Walmart Neighborhood Market, Wake Village, Texas -- $6,881
Walmart Dispatch/Transport Center, Bentonville -- $6,355
Walmart Dispatch/Transport Center, Searcy -- $6,000
Walmart Dispatch/Transport Center, Bentonville -- $2,172
Sam's Club, Fort Smith -- $38,192
Sam's Club, North Little Rock -- $16,903
Sam's Club, Fayetteville -- $15,950
Walmart Corporate Office Team Global Technology – Bentonville, -- $57,824
Walmart Corporate Office Team Walmart Home Office - Bentonville, -- $24,858
Walmart Corporate Office Team Sam’s Club Home Office - Bentonville -- $21,180
Ace Hardware Distribution Center, Maumelle -- $98,837
Ace Hardware, Greenwood -- $3,976
Ace Hardware, Gentry -- 6,369% increase
CEFCO Convenience Store, Queen City, Texas -- $3,103
CEFCO Convenience Store, Mount Pleasant, Texas -- 45% increase
Club Carwash, Fayetteville -- $1,604
COSTCO, Little Rock -- $12,339
Credit Union for Kids - Telcoe Federal, Little Rock -- $82,696
Credit Union for Kids - Telcoe Federal, Pine Bluff -- 3,828% increase
Dairy Queen, Sheridan -- $7,701
Dairy Queen, Little Rock -- 835% increase
Game Stop, Fort Smith -- $154
Great Clips, Bentonville -- $486
IHOP, Jonesboro -- $124
IHOP, Fort Smith -- 780% increase
JoAnn, Rogers -- $711
Log A Load, Drew County Chapter -- $105,500
Love’s Travel Stop, Malvern -- $39,918
Love's Travel Stop, Vian, Oklahoma -- 250% increase
Panda Express, Rogers -- $27,572
Panda Express Siloam Springs -- 173% increase
Phi Mu – Alpha, Lambda Louisiana Tech University -- $36,958
Phi Mu – Alpha Rho, University of Louisiana – Monroe - 383% increase
RE/MAX Real Estate Result,s Bentonville -- $14,430
RE/MAX Homefinders, Jacksonville -- 236% increase

Program Partnership Recognition

Cumulus Media Festival of Stars Radiothon -- $466,854
KNWA Telethon -- $28,306
iHeart Media, Miracles and Magic Radiothon -- $181,668
EZ Spanish Media Radiothon -- $167,888
Extra Life Top Gamer: Josh Rose -- $4,490
Extra Life Top Team: Unhandled Expectations -- $5,905

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Arkansas Children's 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. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report in seven pediatric specialties (2022—2023): Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Urology. 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.


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.