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Central Florida Walmart & Sam’s Club Kickoff 2018 Fundraising

On Thursday April 19th, nearly 300 local Walmart & Sam’s Club associates from 75 locations across Central Florida and Regional Walmart leadership joined the CMN Hospitals partnership team from Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children to kick off their 2018 fundraising plans and celebrate more than half a million dollars raised in 2017.


This year’s theme was “Sea the Miracles” so many associates came dressed in nautical attire and fun accessories.


This annual celebration & kickoff was hosted at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside where associates enjoyed a breakfast reception, awards presentation and listened to speakers from the Orlando Health Foundation, the Walmart Region 9 office, the Sam’s Club Market 7 office and the 2018 Champion Family for Arnold Palmer Hospital.

They shared local stories of impact and brainstormed new, innovative fundraisers to implement this year.


While highest fundraising stores and markets were recognized on stage, Walmart also celebrated the $521, 208.00 raised in 2017 and the $11,343,746.86 raised over the lifetime of the partnership with CMN in Central Florida.

This event was followed by a naming celebration of the Pediatric Special Care Unit Child Life Playroom at Arnold Palmer Hospital. To celebrate, all of the stores brought toys and gifts from the hospital’s wish list to stock the playroom. For more on that event, click here.

Thank you Walmart & Sam’s Club for making miracles possible for the kids served at Arnold Palmer Hospital, we are so excited to partner in 2018 and make even more miracles!