Rady Children's Hospital
Rady Children’s Hospital

Employees and customers of Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in San Diego County donated more than $500,000 to Rady Children’s Hospital during a recent six-week fundraiser, the retailer announced Wednesday.

“Together we are working to make a difference in the lives of so many children,” said Angela Wilson, regional general manager for Walmart in San Diego County. “This campaign is proof that when we work together, we all live better.”

Walmart collected $502,906 from customers at checkout stands and held several local fundraising events from May 4 to June 14.

“For more than 28 years, Walmart has helped to provide hope and healing for our families,” said Carol Damon-Scherer, vice president of development for the Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Many special programs rely on community support to operate, and with Walmart’s support, Rady Children’s will be better equipped to provide the excellent patient care we are known for nationwide.”

Nationally, the campaign raised more than $42 million for the 170 hospitals that make up Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, according to Walmart.

—City News Service

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