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35 Years of Miracles and Counting

Please join us in giving a special shout out to our local Walmart and Sam’s Club associates. This week kicks off Walmart and Sam’s Club’s 35th annual in-store fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.

When you shop at your local Walmart and Sam’s Club in Bangor, Brewer, Calais, Ellsworth, Houlton, Lincoln, Palmyra, Presque Isle, and Skowhegan, you’ll see Lyla’s smiling face greeting you at the cash register. Please consider donating your change or making a donation of $1, $2, or $5 in Lyla’s honor. Donations can be made at any cash register in the store, including the self check-out, and you can also make a donation through the app or online at

Lyla is a 13-year old from Hampden. She and her family know all too well how important these donations are to children’s hospitals. Lyla was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in early 2019, and she’s spent time in and out of hospitals since. The donations help to fund the life-saving therapies and highly specialized medical equipment needed to care for kids like Lyla. The money also helps to support continuing education for our staff and a few extras to make a child’s stay a little more comfortable while they’re at the Medical Center.