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Walmart Donates Over $500,000 To The Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - A huge donation from Walmart will help make some miracles happen at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

At the Walmart in South Philly, store officials handed over a big cardboard check worth a whopping $526,622.

Julia Wicoff is the director of CHOP's Children's Miracle Network and says every dollar counts.

"We can't do what we need to do without philanthropy. Everything from research to day-to-day operations, patient and family services," said Wicoff.

Kevin Hudgins with Walmart says it's important to maintain this long-standing relationship with CHOP.

"The amount of people that it touches is fantastic, so Walmart values that partnership," said Hudgins. "We just want to make a difference here, locally. And we value that friendship very much."

This is all part of a nationwide fundraising effort that raised about $35 million for 170 hospitals.

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