Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations’ Second Annual Fundraising Campaign to Advance Child and Youth Mental Health Support
Mississauga, ON (June 24, 2021) – Canadians have once again shown monumental support for healthy kids through Walmart’s Spring Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) fundraiser. Together, with their customers, Walmart Canada contributed $8.3 million for children’s hospitals across Canada.
From coast to coast, Walmart associates organized fundraising activities and customers were encouraged to donate in-store or online at Walmart.ca to support the 2.3 million kids who visit Children’s Miracle Network member children’s hospitals each year. The result: $8.3 million, which includes an $820,000 donation from Walmart Canada.
As part of the annual fundraising campaign, dollars raised in-store stay local and fund critical treatments and healthcare services as each hospital can direct dollars where they need them most.
Walmart Canada is the largest corporate, private sector contributor to children’s hospital foundations in Canada
“Walmart Canada has been the top CMN partner in Canada for many years. Walmart associates and their customers are always ready to help local kids by raising funds for the children’s hospitals across Canada and we are very grateful for this support, despite the challenging year,” said Mark Hierlihy, President and CEO of Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations. “Every dollar raised in Walmart stores goes back to the children’s hospital serving local kids in their region to be invested in the areas of highest need.”
Also this year, Children’s Miracle Network named Walmart as its 2020 Canadian Corporate Partner of the Year for its innovative approach to fundraising and its remarkable efforts to change the health of children. In partnering with Children’s Miracle Network for over 27 years, Walmart Canada has raised and donated over $175 million in support of Children’s Miracle Network.
“Our long-term commitment to Children’s Miracle Network is a reflection of the incredible work they do to help ensure that every child in need receives the best possible healthcare, and we take great pride in being their top corporate partner,” said Nabeela Ixtabalan, Executive Vice President, People and Corporate Affairs, Walmart Canada. “We couldn’t make this happen without the commitment and dedication of our associates and the overwhelming support of our customers.”
For more information about Children’s Miracle Network visit: ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.
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