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BIRMINGHAM - Children’s of Alabama recently received a $10,000 donation from Burton Campers of Calera. The recreational vehicle company, which has been serving its community through camper and motor home sales for 45 years, helped raise the money through a special October sales event to benefit charity.
“We chose Children's of Alabama because I am a childhood cancer survivor, and if not for the grace of God and the team of nurses and doctors at Children's of Alabama, I wouldn't be here today,” said Laurie Burton Garner, a member of the family owned business. “We wanted the donation to go somewhere that was close to the hearts of our family. Children's of Alabama was the sole beneficiary of the event this year.”
The support Children’s receives from the community is critical in its operations. Gifts like the one Burton Campers made to Children’s help to provide Family Centered Care that is essential to the well-being of all patients.
“Burton Campers took it upon themselves to donate a percentage of all camper sales over the course of several days, not only creating a philanthropic gift to Children’s, but also spreading the message of Children’s to their customers and to the community,” said Emily Hornak, Manager, Cause Marketing and Corporate Partnerships for Children’s. “Children’s is grateful for the support that we received from everyone involved at Burton Campers.”
Burton Campers employees present Hornak with donation to Children’s of Alabama. Pictured front row L to R: Shawn Lawrence, Jody Garner, Laurie Garner, Emily Hornak and Don Stokes. Back row L to R: David Williams, Carol Moore, Rick McDermott, Bob Bell and Mickey Price.
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at childrensal.org.