Louisiana Drug Card Media Center
The greater Baton Rouge area Walmart and Sam’s Club stores united at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital to celebrate the start of their Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising campaign. Between August 28 and October 1, Walmart and Sam’s 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 Children’s Hospital.
At the kickoff, the Walmart and Sam’s Club representatives enjoyed a presentation from Children’s 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 Lake’s Pediatric Residency program for physicians, and Kelly Hurtado, Executive Director of Our Lady of the Lake Foundation, who explained how valuable the Walmart and Sam’s Club partnership is to providing lifesaving care for kids, even during times of adversity, like last August’s great flood in Baton Rouge, which impacted hundreds of thousands of residents in the area.
Walmart associates also received a virtual tour of the children’s hospital led by Madisyn Duet, a 10-year-old pediatric patient who first came to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital by helicopter via the Our Lady of the Lake Pediatric Transport Team and spent 2 weeks in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Madisyn’s mom, Lindsay Cavalier says that were it not for the amazing team at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, Madisyn would not be here today.
Several Walmart and Sam’s Club vendor partners also joined in the festivities of the day. Louisiana Drug Card, a prescription savings card company that partners with Walmart and Children’s 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 Children’s Hospital every time the Louisiana Drug Card is used at Walmart, Sam’s 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 Sam’s 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 Children’s Hospital, located between Essen Lane and Bluebonnet Blvd, visible from Interstate-10 in Baton Rouge, LA.