Upstate News

September 7, 1999
Darryl Geddes 315 464-4828

SUNY Health Science Center Honors Wal-Mart for Philanthropic Support

The Wal-Mart Foundation has received the 1999 SUNY Health Science Center President’s Award for Excellence in Philanthropic Service for its steadfast support of children’s health needs.

Clay Store Manager Robert Harty and District Community Relations Coordinator Debbi Lovell accepted the award today (Sept. 8) from Health Science Center President Gregory L. Eastwood, M.D., at the Health Science Center Fall Faculty Convocation.

Over the last seven years, Central New York Wal-Mart employees have raised more than $295,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network to aid thousands of hospitalized children. Of particular note is the yearly growth of their involvement–from $12,000 in 1992 to $70,000 this year. The Children’s Miracle Network enhances patient care and patient education programs at the Health Science Center’s University Hospital and other area hospitals.

“The Health Science Center is extremely appreciative to the Wal-Mart Foundation for its unyielding support and commitment to children’s health concerns,” said President Eastwood. “Thanks to the employees at Wal-Mart for helping ensure that children in Central New York receive the best medical care possible.”

Wal-Mart employees nearly 1,600 employees in stores in Clay, Camillus, East Syracuse, Oswego, Seneca Falls, Auburn, Oneida and Cortland.

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