National campaign crosses $1 billion in fundraising since 1987
DANVILLE, Pa. — Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers and members throughout the region put their money where the miracles are during the annual Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger fundraising campaign.
During the campaign $374,098 was raised for children treated at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. The effort was part of a national campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals which putting the total raised since 1987 over the $1 billion mark.
“Research done by Engage for Good shows that the cumulative $1 billion in cash raised for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals over the years by Walmart and Sam’s Club represents the largest amount ever raised for a nonprofit by one company in North America,” said David Hessekiel, president of Engage for Good, a trade group that tracks cross-sector efforts to generate positive social and business impacts.
Donations poured in Aug. 27 to Oct. 7, as Walmart and Sam’s Club associates held in-store fundraising activities and asked customers and members at the register to help kids live better.
“The impact of $1 billion raised by Walmart and Sam’s Club customers, members and associates is hard to fathom,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Because of their generosity, literally millions of kids across the U.S. and Canada are truly living better.”
Walmart and Sam’s Club funds impact each of the 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which treat one in 10 children across North America. Hospitals use the funds based on what they need — typically providing life-saving equipment, programs and services.
Donations to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger help provide lifesaving equipment, programs and services to pediatric patients treated at Geisinger facilities all over northeast and central Pennsylvania.
For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, visit Geisinger.org/cmn.
About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger
Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics. A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $64 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger since 1984. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit www.geisinger.org/cmn.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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