The recession may have hit many people, but not the participants of the fourth annual Wal-Mart Walk for Miracles or their sponsors, the district manager for Wal-Mart Kevin Raymond said Sunday.
More than 500 people from Ottawa and as far as Pembroke, Renfrew and Brockville doubled last year’s fundraising total for the walk starting at Confederation Park, raising more than $100,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario through the Children’s Miracle Network.
A non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America, Children’s Miracle Network helps 17 million kids a year. The network has raised more than $2.7 billion to date.
Possibly because people are seeing more of a need, the campaign this year raised more than last year, said Raymond.