DANVILLE (WSLS 10) – Walmart, a key fundraising partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, created a collage of 24,379 square feet of 8″ by 10″ photos to break the existing record of a 22,600 square foot photo collage. The new record translates to approximately 45,000 photos officials said. According to a new release from CMN Hospitals spokesperson, Guinness official was present to verify the record. A hundred Walmart associates were on hand to create the massive collage, assisted by the Averett University baseball team.
Customers made donations to sponsor photos for the collage at ten Walmart stores…Altavista, Appomattox, Blackstone, Danville, Emporia, Farmville, Franklin, South Boston, South Hill, & Suffolk. The stores raised $106,000 in support of the photo collage.
Organizers said the most important thing about the collage is that proceeds remain locally to go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the area in which they were raised. For the collage this would include Centra Lynchburg General and Virginia Baptist Hospitals, Children’s Hospitals of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Children’s Hospital in Richmond, and Duke Children’s Hospital. CMN Hospitals use funds to provide medical equipment, facilities, emergency transportation and patient services to treat babies and children in their local communities.