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October 18, 2018

Walmart, Sam's Club stores donate $117K to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

About The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center is Maine's only certified children's hospital is designed with children in mind with state-of-the-art hospital equipment, specialty programs and spacious play areas. With more than 100,000 annual patient visits, the hospital offers services in cancer treatment, cardiology, neonatal care, and numerous other pediatric specialties.

Employees and customers of Walmart and Sam's Club stores in southern Maine raised $117,666 for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital this year.

The annual fundraising effort is part of a national campaign for Children's Miracle Network hospitals. The campaigns has now raised more than $4 million for The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Donations poured in between Aug. 27 and Oct. 7, as Walmart and Sam's Club employees at 17 locations in southern Maine held various in-store fundraising activities and asked customers and members at the register to help kids live better.

The funds raised by Walmart and Sam's Club locally are used each year to purchase new equipment and support programs and services at Barbara Bush Children's Hospital. Angels 1 and 2, the pediatric critical care ambulances utilized by the children's hospital's transport team, are examples of the state-of-the-art equipment that wouldn't be available if it weren't for the partnership with Walmart and Sam's Club, the hospital stated in a news release.

Nationally, Walmart and Sam's Club employees and customers raised $36 million for Children's Miracle Network hospitals in 2018, putting the total raised in the United States and Canada since 1987 over the $1 billion mark.

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