AUDIO NEWS RELEASE: Wal-Mart Helps Raise $20,000 through Partnership with Muscular Dystrophy Association

PHOTO EDITORS AND BROADCAST NEWS EDITORS NOTE:
This release contains links to digital photos
from the event for your use. It also contains a
link to an audio wrapper report on the event. The
wrapper report is [1:21] in length with a standard
outcue, and contains interviews with Melanie
Morgan of MDA, and Leon Schneider, market grocery
manager for Wal-Mart. It is available at this
link:

http://media.libsyn.com/media/lubetkin/WMT-BowlWrap.mp3

CONTACT: Kaitlyn Sweeney

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Wal-Mart Helps Raise $20,000 through Partnership
with Muscular Dystrophy Association

"Bowl for a Cure Challenge" fund-raiser and store
grants each contribute to grand total

STRATFORD, NJ (June 8, 2008) – Ten hours of
non-stop bowling means more funding for the
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and
ever-lasting pride for Wal-Mart associates.

Wal-Mart's Market 279 – of Southern New Jersey –
recently teamed with the MDA to host "Bowl for a
Cure Challenge," at La Martinque Lanes in
Stratford, where market team members bowled for
10 straight hours to earn pledges from corporate sponsors.

Stores within the market contributed $10,000 from
their community grant funds to the MDA, while
sponsors of the event matched the donation –
pledging $1,000 for each hour associates bowled –
bringing the grand total to $20,000.

Photos from the event are available for use by the news media at this link.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lubetkin/sets/72157605509508320/

"We're very grateful to Wal-Mart for their
continued generosity and tireless efforts in
making this event a success," said Melanie
Morgan, program director for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association. "Through partnerships like
these, the MDA is able to continue to provide
hope and solutions to the countless Americans afflicted with these diseases."

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary
group of dedicated scientists and concerned
citizens aimed at defeating the neuromuscular
diseases that affect more than one million
Americans through research programs, medical and
community services, and public health education.
The MDA supports more research for neuromuscular
diseases than any other private-sector organization in the world.
"The stores within our market took great pleasure
in helping the MDA get that much closer to
achieving its goals," said Leon Schneider, MGM of
Wal-Mart's Market 279. "The Bowl-A-Thon was a
perfect way for Wal-Mart's associates to lend a
hand to those in need, while having a fun-filled
day with their co-workers, families and friends."

About Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Every week, millions of customers visit Wal-Mart
Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets, and
Sam's Club locations across America or log on to
its online store at www.walmart.com. The company
and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy
of giving back locally. Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) is
proud to support the causes that are important to
customers and associates right in their own
neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $296
million to local communities in the United
States. More information about Wal-Mart can be
found by visiting www.walmartstores.com. Online
merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com.

About The Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary
health agency – a dedicated partnership between
scientists and concerned citizens aimed at
conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect
more than a million Americans. MDA combats
neuromuscular diseases through programs of
worldwide research, comprehensive medical and
community services, and far-reaching professional
and public health education. MDA supports more
research on neuromuscular diseases than any other
private-sector organization in the world. The
Association's comprehensive service program
includes medical examinations, flu shots, support
groups, MDA summer camps for youngsters and
assistance with purchase of wheelchairs and leg
braces. For more information on the Muscular
Dystrophy Association visit www.mda.org.

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