This past June, Walmart associates, customers and members from locations throughout the Mohawk Valley completed their annual six week fundraising campaign which raised nearly $41,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare. The fundraising campaign ran from May 7 through June 21 in all Walmart locations throughout the Mohawk Valley.
Walmart and Sam’s Club associates accepted donations in-store for CMN. The funds benefit women’s and children’s services at FSLH. Proceeds from this campaign help make it possible for children like Ethan Witt to receive specialized care close to home, according to a news release. When the 2013 CMN Miracle Child felt a severe stomach pain in December 2012, he never expected to find out the cause was a ruptured appendix. Witt needed surgery and time to heal. He spent nearly two weeks in the pediatrics department at FSLH and was able to take advantage of the services provided, in part, through CMN donations, according to the release.
“Ethan’s story is a wonderful example of how funds raised through CMN make a difference in the quality of care we are able to provide,” said Andrea MacDiarmid, CMN coordinator, in the release. “Whether you participate in an event or just make a donation, every gift helps to change lives. Funds raised during the campaign will help the more than 1,900 kids treated by Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare each year.”
In 2012, Walmart associates, customers and members raised more than $60 million for CMN Hospitals in the United States and Canada.
And since Walmart partnered with CMN Hospitals in 1987 they’ve raised more than $650 million for children’s hospitals.