In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month, the new Walmart Neighborhood Market is donating $1,000 to the Amanda Riley Foundation in honor of the nonprofit's two-year anniversary.
Robert Burnett, store manager, will honor Amanda Riley at 10 a.m. with a check presentation to Barbara Riley, Amanda’s mother, and the foundation's co-president. Several board members will also be present for the ceremony.
Amanda Riley was a kind and gifted athlete, fiercely competitive and always strived to be the best she could be. A three sport varsity letter athlete, with a passion for running, she had a dream of attending UGA and becoming a 3rd grade teacher at Brookwood Elementary School.
She was 17 years old when cancer took her two years ago.
The foundation is steadily meeting their goal of $22,000 by Sept. 30. Walmart's donation gets them to the 75% mark.
In 2011, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave $958.9 million in cash and in-kind contributions around the world, according to a press release. This includes $872.7 million in cash and in-kind gifts in the United States and $86.2 million in cash and in-kind gifts in international markets.
To find out more about the Amanda Riley Foundation and to donate, visit their website.