Lawrenceburg Walmart Raises Funds for KCH
Media Contact: Mary Colliver
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 09, 2009) − Kentucky Children's Hospital
is the recipient of $2,000 raised by the Lawrenceburg Walmart through
the Volunteerism Always Pays program. Walmart staff volunteered during
the Truck Tug in Lawrenceburg to raise the money.
Representatives from Kentucky Children's Hospital went to the
Lawrenceburg Walmart to celebrate and recognize their philanthropy. The
funds are being used to purchase Xboxes for Kentucky Children's
Hospital's Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center to help keep young
patients happy and occupied.
“It’s our pleasure to raise money for Kentucky Children’s Hospital
and provide much-needed funding for their great work,” said Kim
Darland, Walmart store manager. “We are proud of our associates who
have helped the children and families of Kentucky by stepping up their
level of support.”
In 2008, there were 1,827 patient visits from Anderson County
children at Kentucky Children’s Hospital through hospital admissions
and pediatric clinic visits.
"The Kentucky Children's Hospital and Makenna David Pediatric
Emergency Center sincerely appreciate the efforts of the Lawrenceburg
Walmart for their donation," said Dr. Craig T. Carter, assistant
professor of emergency medicine, University of Kentucky College of
Medicine, and medical director of the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency
Center. "As we care for the sick children in Central and Eastern
Kentucky, as only the second pediatric emergency department (ED) in the
state, the game systems will help entertain and act as a distraction
for the children during their emergency visit. The game systems will be
used in the current Pediatric ED as well as be utilized when we open
our new Peds ED facility in the summer of 2010."
The Lawrenceburg Walmart Supercenter gave $1,423.73 last year to
Kentucky Children's Hospital. Over the last seven years, they have
"We are so appreciative of the Lawrenceburg Walmart and their
support," said Aimee Baston, manager of annual giving and Children’s
Miracle Network at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. "Their work and the
work of all the Walmarts in this area make such a difference at
Kentucky Children's Hospital. We can't thank them enough."
Walmart is a corporate partner of the Kentucky Children's Hospital.
Since 1987, Walmart has been a corporate sponsor of Children's Miracle
Network (CMN) and has raised more than $400 million for the 170 CMN
hospitals in North America and Canada. Every dollar raised by each
store and club is given to CMN hospitals. Kentucky Children's Hospital
has been affiliated with CMN since 1987.
About Kentucky Children's Hospital
Kentucky Children's Hospital was established in 1997, but has been
taking care of children since 1960. It was renamed in 2005 to more
clearly define its role as the hospital for all children of Kentucky.
The facility, a hospital within UK Chandler Hospital, houses an
inpatient center; a Level III neonatal intensive care unit to take care
of the sickest infants; a state-of-the-art pediatric intensive care
unit; and a 23-hour admissions/observation center. The building also
features children's play and activity rooms, expanded family
consultation rooms, a family resource center, waiting rooms, conference
rooms, and a pediatric staff library. The new Makenna David Pediatric
Emergency Center was established last year. For more information about Kentucky Children's Hospital, call 859-257-1121.
About Walmart Stores, Inc.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), or “Walmart,” serves customers and
members more than 200 million times per week at more than 8,000 retail
units under 53 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year
2009 sales of $401 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.1 million
associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate
philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked first among
retailers in Fortune magazine’s 2009 Most Admired Companies survey.