Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club

Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club is a Children's Miracle Network program that brings attention to the important work being done at children’s hospitals by honoring remarkable children who have faced severe medical challenges.

The Champions program designates a champion child in every state who has bravely battled a serious injury or illness. The champions represent the nearly 17 million children treated at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals every year. The 2010 champions have dealt with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses including genetic diseases, heart transplants and traumas, as well as life-threatening staph infections.

As part of Champions presented by Walmart and Sam’s Club, the champions travel for a week in June to Washington, D.C., where champions traditionally meet with their state senators on Capitol Hill, and the President of the United States during a visit to the White House. The family then travels to Orlando, Fla., for a second week in November. There, champions meet Children’s Miracle Network sponsor, hospital and media partners who all convene to celebrate a year of medical miracles during the Children’s Miracle Network Celebration event at Walt Disney World Resort.

1 comment:

  1. Tiffany said...
    Hi my name is Tiffany Chorney. I am Carson Chorney's mom. Carson was chosen to be the Walmart Champion child for the state of Florida. We feel so blessed to be given this opportunity to represent Children's Miracle Network.

    On Wednesday May 12 our family and extended family were picked up in a Limo and driven to Walmart Superstore in Sanford, Florida.
    We were greeted by many Walmart representatives and the Cheerleaders for Orlando Titans. That morning they announced Carson as the Champion child for Children's Miracle Network. Our family was so excited. Carson felt like a star. What a wonderful experience.

    As part of the program our family will have the opportunity to go to Washington D.C. the first part of June. Each state will send a representative to share their story and spread the message that lives are better because of the work taking place at children's hospitals. We will meet with political officials to express the importance of Children's Miracle Network.

    More updates to come. Thank you for the support!!

    May 16, 2010 1:23 PM