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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 donated $11,195.33.

"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. 

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