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Title
Whole Foods Donating Portion of Proceeds to Children's of Alabama
Date
06/15/2015
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BIRMINGHAM – Whole Foods Market will dedicate five percent of its June 16th profits to Children’s of Alabama.

The store is located at 3100 Cahaba Village Plaza in Mountain Brook’s Cahaba Village shopping center. Proceeds will go directly to benefit patients treated in Children’s Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center. Store hours are 8 a.m. till 10 p.m.

“It’s going to be all about Children’s,” said Whole Foods Marketing Team Leader Roni Quang. “This day is to promote Children’s and I expect good sales so we can get the word out about the Congenital Heart Center to our customers.”

Quang said Children’s hit home with Whole Foods’ staff because the company’s standards are focused on healthy eating.

“We try to be a center for the community of Birmingham by infusing ourselves and team members with our company standards to serve and support,” she said.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past four years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. In 2012, Children’s moved much of its inpatient services into a new building named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.