Central Ohio Walmart Locations Launch Fundraising Campaign

May 8, 2013

Now through June 21, 2013, Walmart stores throughout central Ohio are raising needed charitable funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. Walmart customers and Sam’s Club members can quickly add a “Miracle Balloon” donation of $1 or more during their checkout, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Nationwide Children’s.

Since 1987, Walmart stores and Sam’s Club warehouses have raised funds for 170 children’s hospitals in communities throughout the U.S. and Canada, with more than $64 million raised for all CMN Hospitals and $550,000 raised for Nationwide Children’s in 2012 alone.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4.7 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at www.CMNHospitals.org

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.6 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.