On September 15, associates from Walmart stores across the region joined together at McMaster Children’s Hospital for the Community Launch of the 2011 Champions program, presented by Walmart. During the ceremony, Emily Croxon was officially announced as the Mac Kids 2011 Children’s Miracle Network Champion.
Emily is an amazing 11 year old who is a true champion. She has required aggressive treatment for the past eight years to control her Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Emily and her family shared her incredible story of courage and determination and the special care she continues to receive at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
In October, Emily and her family will attend Children’s Miracle Network festivities in Ottawa along with the other Canadian champions who are acting as ambassadors of their hospitals. Emily and her family will then travel to Disney World in Orlando with the Children’s Miracle Network Champions from across North America.
(from left to right: Walmart associate Jessie McNulty, 2011 Champion Emily Croxon, 2010 Champion Dustin Berry, Walmart Market Manager Frances Vacirca) During the launch event for the Champions presented by Walmart program, Dustin Berry officially welcomed Emily Croxon as the newest Champion)
Thursday, September 15, 2011 (All day)