CMNH Walmart and Sam's Club Kick Off Campaign for OLOL CMNH Walmart and Sam's Club Kick Off Campaign for OLOL

The greater Baton Rouge area Walmart and Samís Club stores united at Our Lady of the Lake Childrenís Hospital to celebrate the start of their Childrenís Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign. Between August 28 and October 1, Walmart and Samís Club invite all of their customers to join in support by making a donation to help build the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Childrenís Hospital.

At the kickoff, the Walmart and Samís Club representatives enjoyed a presentation from Childrenís Hospital leaders, including Dr. Shaun Kemmerly, Chief Medical Officer, who shared an update on the construction progress and the importance of Our Lady of the Lakeís Pediatric Residency program for physicians, and Kelly Hurtado, Executive Director of Our Lady of the Lake Foundation, who explained how valuable the Walmart and Samís Club partnership is to providing lifesaving care for kids, even during times of adversity, like last Augustís great flood in Baton Rouge, which impacted hundreds of thousands of residents in the area.

Walmart associates also received a virtual tour of the childrenís hospital led by Madisyn Duet, a 10-year-old pediatric patient who first came to Our Lady of the Lake Childrenís Hospital by helicopter via the Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Transport Team and spent 2 weeks in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Madisynís mom, Lindsay Cavalier says that were it not for the amazing team at Our Lady of the Lake Childrenís Hospital, Madisyn would not be here today.

Several Walmart and Samís Club vendor partners also joined in the festivities of the day. Louisiana Drug Card, a prescription savings card company that partners with Walmart and Childrenís Miracle Network Hospitals sponsored the breakfast. United Networks of America, the parent company for Louisiana Drug Card, makes a donation to Our Lady of the Lake Childrenís Hospital every time the Louisiana Drug Card is used at Walmart, Samís Club, and other participating pharmacies in the Baton Rouge area.

Every donation matters and adds up to make miracles for kids across the Baton Rouge area. You can donate at any of the 30 local Walmart Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and Samís Clubs between August 28 and October 1. All proceeds from the campaign will be designated to help build the new freestanding Our Lady of the Lake Childrenís Hospital, located between Essen Lane and Bluebonnet Blvd, visible from Interstate-10 in Baton Rouge, LA.