Walmart and Sam’s Club raise critical donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
SAN ANTONIO, TX (September 8, 2023) – Walmart and Sam’ Club associates rallied together to spark good and change kids’ health at CHRISTUS Children’s through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Inspired by Walmart’s and Sam’s Club’s belief that every child deserves the chance to live better, associates and customers came together to raise more than $657,265 for CHRISTUS Children’s through in-store fundraisers.
The funds raised will support the hospital’s most urgent needs, as its specialists provide the best possible care to children, investing in research that discovers life-saving treatments and cures, training the next generation of doctors and nurses, and offering families, like Camilla’s, comfort and peace of mind during the most trying moments of their lives.
When Jenny, a Sam’s Club associate, was pregnant, she was told her baby, Camilla, would be born with Trisomy 21 – Downs Syndrome. She entered the world six weeks early, weighing 3 pounds, 10 ounces, and Jenny soon learned Camilla also had heart complications. Camilla underwent emergency life-saving surgery to repair two holes in her heart. Jenny and Camilla’s grandfather, Hector, are both Sam’s Club associates and had raised funds for CMN Hospitals for more than a decade, never thinking they would ever need services provided in a children’s hospital. Today, their tradition of raising money for children and families means even more.
Camilla is now four years old and continues to see several specialists at CHRISTUS Children’s. She is also a member of the CHRISTUS Children’s Patient Ambassador Club, making visits to local stores and inspiring Walmart and Sam’s Club Associates.
With each dollar raised at Walmart and Sam’s Club, CHRISTUS Children’s can provide treatments and support patients desperately in need today, so that they can fulfill their potential for tomorrow.
“Here at CHRISTUS Children’s, providing care for kids and their families is our top priority. From research, health and safety education, and preventative care resources to support services that build healthier communities, and beyond, we are here to continue doing more and becoming even better because our patients and their families deserve it,” said Ian Thompson, president and chief development officer, CHRISTUS Children’s Foundation. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all Walmart and Sam’s Club customers and associates. Your efforts help provide necessary funds that ensure our children’s hospital continues to provide our communities with the tools to support future generations.”
Walmart and Sam’s Club Facts:
- This year, Walmart & Sam’s Club raised more than $657,265 for CHRISTUS Children’s through CMN Hospitals.
- Walmart & Sam’s Club have raised more than $1 billion to support CMN Hospitals since 1987.
About CHRISTUS Children’s Foundation
CHRISTUS Children’s Foundation was founded in 1955 to support the first and only academic, freestanding children’s hospital in San Antonio dedicated to the care of children and expectant mothers: CHRISTUS Children’s. CHRISTUS Children’s is part of CHRISTUS Health. Baylor College of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the nation, is the academic partner of CHRISTUS Children’s, with 180 pediatric specialists affiliated with Baylor. In addition, community physicians in private practice remain a valuable partner in the care of women and children in our community. We are a faith-based health care ministry that works to continually meet the needs of the community. For additional information, visit christuschildrensfoundation.org, and find us on facebook.com/christuschildrensfoundation, instagram.com/christuschildrensfoundation/, and twitter.com/csrfoundations.
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.
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, approximately 230 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and numerous eCommerce websites under 46 banners in 24 countries. With fiscal year 2022 revenue of $573 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at twitter.com/walmart.
About Sam’s Club:
Sam’s Club®, a division of Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products, savings and services to millions of members in nearly 600 clubs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Now in its 39th year, Sam’s Club continues to redefine warehouse shopping with its highly curated assortment of high-quality fresh food and Member’s Mark items, in addition to market leading technologies and services like Scan & Go, Curbside Pickup and home delivery service in select markets. To learn more about Sam’s Club, visit the Sam’s Club Newsroom, shop at samsclub.com, and interact with Sam’s Club on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tik Tok.