HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Hampton Roads Walmart and Sam’s Club stores raised over $285,000 during this year’s annual campaign to help kids treated at CHKD. Customers and members donated $1 or more at checkout lanes and self-checkouts at Walmart stores or Sam’s Clubs in Hampton Roads in June and July.

The annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raised money for children’s hospitals throughout the United States and Canada.

Funds from the local annual campaign support radiology for CHKD kids. This year, the local Walmart and Sam’s Club stores also supported two other CHKD programs, a Child Advocacy Center program that helps children who are victims of child trafficking, and support services for our hematology and oncology patients.

Pediatric healthcare is underfunded across the country, and money raised at Walmart and Sam’s Club stores helps close the gap for pediatric hospitals. All funds raised at Hampton Roads Walmart and Sam’s Club locations directly benefit the kids treated at CHKD.

You can still help make a difference by donating now at HelpKidsLiveHealthy.org.


About CHKD

CHKD is the only freestanding children’s hospital in Virginia and serves the medical and surgical needs of children throughout greater Hampton Roads, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and northeastern North Carolina. The not-for-profit CHKD Health System operates primary care pediatric practices, surgical practices, multi-service health centers, urgent care centers, and satellite offices throughout its service region. In 2019, CHKD broke ground on a 60-bed, 14-story mental health hospital and outpatient center on its campus to address the mental health crisis facing our youth. The new tower being built on CHKD’s campus in Norfolk is scheduled to open in 2022.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support and identify your member hospital at CMNHospitals.org.