(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) June 13, 2023 – Walmart and Sam's Club have announced the commencement of their annual campaign to spark good and change kids’ health through Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals.
Running from June 12-July 14, this initiative aims to raise funds to support the 170 CMN Hospitals across the United States and Canada. Every dollar raised at most Arkansas stores and clubs will directly benefit Arkansas Children's Hospital and Arkansas Children's Northwest, the CMN Hospitals in the state.
The funds raised during the campaign will support the hospitals’ most urgent needs. Since 1987 Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised more than $1 billion for CMN Hospitals, including more than $43 million for Arkansas Children’s.
“Arkansas Children’s places children front and center in all that we do,” said Enid Olvey, president of the Arkansas Children's Foundation. “Partnerships with organizations like Walmart and Sam’s Club through the Children’s Miracle Network help ensure we continue to provide vital services both in the short and long term.”
During the fundraising period at Walmart stores and Sam's Clubs nationwide, shoppers can participate by following a prompt from cashiers, at self-checkout registers, through the Walmart app and at Walmart.com.
ABOUT ARKANSAS CHILDREN’S
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.
ABOUT CMN 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.