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ALBANY, GA – The grand opening of the East Albany Wal-Mart will be Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 a.m., at 262 Cordele Rd.

Every time Wal-Mart opens a new store or club, that store or club generates additional funds for the Children's Miracle Network hospital in its area.

A $1,600 check will be presented to Children's Miracle Network and associates.

 

Here is the full press release from Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

The opening of the East Albany Wal-Mart brings a partnership between the store's associates and customers, and the Children's Miracle Network of Southwest Georgia.

Last year, Wal-Mart and SAM'S CLUB associates and customers raised more than $50,000 dollars in Southwest Georgia for the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Over the last 18 years, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has raised more than $300 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals across the nation.

Every time Wal-Mart opens a new store or club, that store or club generates additional funds for the Children's Miracle Network hospital in its area.

A grand opening celebration is being held at 7:30 a.m. for the East Albany Wal-Mart, located at 262 Cordele Road.

A check for $1,600 will be presented to Children's Miracle Network and associates and volunteers will be selling hot dogs and sodas during the day with proceeds benefiting CMN.

The Neonatal Intensive Care transport truck will be on site from 8 a.m. to Noon to show visitors how the funds raised are used to help transport babies from all around the area to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Phoebe.

If you would like more information on the partnership between Wal-Mart, SAM's CLUB and the Children's Miracle Network, please contact Amanda Smith at (229) 312-7111.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals - the alliance of premier hospitals for children is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America.

Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. To learn more, go to www.cmn.org <http://www.cmn.org>