Fundraiser helps Via Christi provide support for Kansas kids

Via Christi Health

WICHITA, Kansas -– Walmart and Via Christi announced a successful fundraising campaign Monday that raised more than $311,000 for Via Christi Hospitals.

The press release states that, nationally, through donations accepted at cash registers and in-store fundraising activities Walmart raised more than $40.2 million for the 170 hospitals that make up Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and helps CMNH provide patient visits for more than 10 million kids each year.

“Throughout the six week campaign, we received an outpouring of support from Walmart and Sam’s Club associates, customers, and members making this year’s fundraising effort our best yet,” said Mindy Ellis, Walmart regional general manager. “I’m pleased to share that we surpassed our 2014 fundraising goals, allowing us to make a greater impact in Wichita through the hospitals we support including Via Christi Hospitals, which provides life-altering care to Kansas children in need.”

“We are so blessed to have the support of Walmart and Sam’s Club,” said Jill Bosley, director of development for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi Health. “Their support enables us to help many more Kansas kids and their families.”

To raise funds, Via Christi Hospitals partnered with local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to host a variety of fundraising activities such as potluck dinners, a car show, pie in the face contest and an ice cream social, among other fun events that propelled giving totals to exceed previous years.

The retailer’s six-week campaign ran May 1 – June 13. Walmart and Sam’s Club 2014 fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year at participating locations through various in-store activities.

For more information on the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals visit: www.CMNHospitals.org.

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