MeritCare Childrens Hospital Patient Named As North Dakota Champion
WHO: Alyssa Pratt, 15, MeritCare Children's Hospital patient; Dave Bussard, Walmart Manager; Hillery Mork, Children's Miracle Network Coordinator, MeritCare Children's Hospital.
WHAT: Dave Bussard will introduce Alyssa as North Dakota's Champion. Alyssa will be surprised with the opportunity to spend a $500 shopping card at Walmart to prepare for her trips to Washington, D.C. and Orlando, Fla. Alyssa from Minot, ND was diagnosed June 10, 2009 with ALL (Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia). She has been receiving treatment for her leukemia at the MeritCare Children's Hospital in Fargo.
WHEN: Friday, May 28, 2010 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Minot Walmart, 3900 S Broadway, Minot, ND 58701, phone (701) 838-2176.
WHY: Children's Miracle Network, Walmart and Sam's Club present an annual "Champions presented by Walmart and Sam's Club" program. A Champion, a child with a remarkable medical story, is chosen from each state. The Champions serve as ambassadors for the 17 million children who are treated at Children's Miracle Network hospitals each year. Alyssa will travel to Washington, D.C. in June and then to Orlando, Fla., in November, to highlight the vital work of children's hospitals. Alyssa will be featured on the CMN TV Celebration June 5. Midcontinent Communications will air the celebration locally on channel 23 from 2:30-10 p.m.
About Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children's hospitals. Walmart's support for Children's Miracle Network began in 1987. This year Walmart and Sam's Club associates, customers and members are celebrating the contribution of more than $500 million for children's hospitals since the partnership began.