KANSAS CITY, KS - Local Walmart and Sam's Club stores have once again joined forces to raise money for KU Pediatrics during the annual Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) campaign.
Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members have raised over $9,500,000 for KU Medical Center since 1987. On a national level, Walmart and Sam's Club are closing in on the $1 billion fundraising mark for CMN Hospitals in the U.S. and Canada.
Money is raised primarily through a register campaign where customers and members contribute $1 or more when they checkout. Associates also fundraise in other ways including bake sales, in-store contests and events.
The 2016 campaign raised $507,116 for KU Pediatrics.
This year's register campaign has come to a close and we are anxiously awaiting the final fundraising totals. Funds were raised by customers and members who conveniently donated $1 or more when they check out at any local Walmart or Sam's Club store. In addition, stores held special events throughout the campaign to provide fun and interactive activities for their customers to enjoy during the campaign.
Money raised at Greater Kansas City Area Walmart and Sam's Club stores goes directly to fund pediatric research initiatives taking place exclusively at KU Medical Center. In addition, funds benefit the sick and injured kids treated at The University of Kansas Health System. These dollars are used to pay for equipment, supplies, charitable care and a variety of other needs the hospital has.
Walmart and Sam's Club joined the CMN Hospitals fundraising family in 1987 with Sam Walton himself being personally involved in the beginning of the relationship between the organizations. The fundraising campaigns supports Walmart's goal of giving back to local communities.
Customers and members can help spread the word about the campaign via social media using the hashtag #HelpKidsLiveBetter.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
Students at KUMC will be standing and dancing for kids served at KU Medical Center Pediatrics on Saturday, December 2nd from 11am -3pm at Kirmayer Fitness Center.
If you would like to help them reach their fundarising goal of $18,000, click here and donate today!
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2017 with a stop in Kansas City. This tour is a completley updated presentation of TSO's unforgettable "The Ghost of Christmas Eve" and will be on Saturday, December 9 for performances at 3pm and 8pm.
All tickets sold for the 8pm show will benefit KU Medical Center Pediatrics. What a fun way to ring in the holiday season!
Many thanks to our friends at Love's Travel Stops for the raising over $33,000 for KU Medical Center Pediatrics during their September Miracle Balloon Icon campaign.
We appreciate your continued commitment to helping local kids get the BEST care possible.
In the Greater Kansas City Area, proceeds benefit the University of Kansas Medical Center Pediatrics. KUMC is the region's only advanced care academic medical complex. It provides a combination of research and care needed to treat your child today as well as find the treatments of tomorrow.
KU Pediatrics offers state-of-the-art medical facilities which are available 24/7 to help kids of every age and background overcome every imaginable disease and injury-from asthma and broken bones to cancer, heart defects, pediatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy and life-threating injuries."