• Bill Raines

Bedford Wal-Mart Kicks off Riley Children's Hospital 2022 Fundraiser - Emergency Services Day

BEDFORD - JUNE 11, 2022 - Bedford Wal-Mart Store #1026 has kicked off its Children Miracle Network fundraising for the year. Riley Children's Hospital has again been selected as the benefactor for its campaign. The Kick-0ff for the 2022 Campaign is now in full swing as the store raises money for a great cause.


Cheri Hall and Austin Thompson give a thumbs up to the Kick-Off For Riley 2022 Campaign Saturday Afternoon


Bedford Wal-Mart Store #1026 will have many events throughout the year to raise money for Riley.


Last year, Wal-Mart Store was the number one store in the Continental United States in raising funds for the Children's Miracle Network. A total of $68,000 was raised last year, and the Wal-Mart Team would like to be able to surpass that total.


Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Williams with K-9 Officer Flek


Saturday afternoon, serval emergency services organizations lined the parking lot for children, and adults to take a look at the equipment and talk with local emergency responders. A medical helicopter was scheduled to come today, however an emergency call prevented them from coming.


These included Bedford Fire Department, Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department, and Lawrence County Sheriff's Department with Deputy Williams and K-9 Flek.


Children get to know about K-9 Flek and Deputy Williams from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department


Food vendors and other merchandise vendors took part in the event on Saturday. This made for a fun and exciting event for people of all ages.




" Our goal is to beat every goal that has ever happened, with a total of $100,000 and be number one in the company in this year's campaign. The community has always stepped forward and came through for us," said Cheri Hall.


Riley Hospital has been an important part of many children throughout the local community.



" It is always inspirational see a lot of people come through our events, who have had their lives impacted by Riley," added Hall. " This is really cool to give back to the community, and the community gives back and supports us. In our endeavor we cannot say that we did this alone because our community is so great to come out and help us do every event we have,"


Hall reminds everyone there is more events yet to take place this year, if you missed out on today's event.



The next event will be held July 9, 2022 Riley's Children Hospital Benefit Ride Ft. Iron Legacy. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. - noon at the Bedford Wal-Mart 3200 John Williams Blvd. Kick - stands up at 12:30 p.m.


The ride will begin at the Bedford Wal-Mart to Hard Truth Distillery for lunch with a return trip back to Wal-Mart in Bedford. There are several pit stops along the way. For more information about this fundraiser event contact Cheri Hall at 812- 278-0922 or Alexia Cochran 812-675-2568.


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