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Walmart Associates Choice Program Selects Nemours for $50,000 Donation

Funds to support Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

Associates of Walmart stores in Delaware have chosen Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to receive a gift of $50,000 to support the expansion of the hospital. Through their Associates Choice Program, Walmart employees selected the hospital from several charities to receive this generous contribution.

The funds will be used to support the hospital expansion project to better meet the needs of children and families in the Delaware Valley. Now underway, the expansion will feature all single rooms for children with sleeping accommodations for families, many family-friendly amenities on each floor, a much larger Emergency Department, a soaring atrium lobby with welcome center, and underground parking garage.

“We are most grateful for the generosity of local Walmart associates,” said Lori J. Counts, Managing Director, Nemours Fund for Children’s Health. “The expansion of duPont Hospital for Children will bring tremendous benefits for our community, including the families of Walmart associates. We are thrilled to have been chosen to receive this wonderful gift.”

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to families in the communities it serves.