Walmart/Sam's Club raise money for kids' health

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RENO, NV (KOLO) All Reno Walmart stores and Sam’s Clubs are wrapping up this year’s Children's Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign to help treat local children who are sick or injured. All money raised during the Reno CMN Hospitals campaign directly benefits Renown Children’s Hospital to fund critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, research and charitable care.

The Walmart - Sam’s Club CMN Hospitals campaign runs through July 7.

“At Walmart, we are proud to do all we can to support children and families in the communities we serve,” says Brad Hodsden, Walmart regional general manager. “The Children’s Miracle Network fundraising campaign exemplifies how our customers, club members and associates come together to help our community by raising funds that will help allow children across Nevada receive the high-quality care and treatment that is vital to their health and well-being.”

To date, Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, members and customers in Reno have raised more than $1.6 million for Renown Children’s Hospital, most of it one dollar at a time. On a national level, Walmart and Sam’s Club have raised more than $1 billion for CMN Hospitals; the largest cash amount ever raised by one company for a nonprofit in North America.

62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network hospital for treatment every minute. Helping these children is easy, here’s how to participate:

• Donate $1 or more at the checkout lane or self-checkout of any Reno Walmart store or Sam’s Club
• Spread the word and encourage others to support the CMN Hospitals campaign via social media with custom CMN Gifs and the hashtag #HelpKidsLiveBetter

Through the leadership of Sam Walton, Walmart and Sam’s Club joined the CMN Hospitals fundraising family in 1987. This annual fundraising campaign supports Walmart’s core belief of leveraging the company’s strength to give back to local communities.

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