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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Chandra Wilson Delivers the Downy Touch of Comfort Program to Charlotte, North Carolina
Date:12/11/2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 12, 2009 from 10 am - 12 pm, "Grey's Anatomy" star, Emmy Award nominee and Broadway actress Chandra Wilson will be featured at Sam's Club located at 11425 Carolina Parkway in Pineville, NC for a meet and greet with Sam's Club members. Chandra is the spokesperson for Downy Touch of Comfort, a program that delivers quilts to children being treated in Children's Miracle Network hospitals throughout the country.

During the meet and greet, Sam's Club members will have the chance to meet with Downy Touch of Comfort spokesperson Chandra Wilson. Members will also receive an autographed photo of Chandra as well as the opportunity to take a photo with the "Grey's Anatomy" star.

In addition, she will be delivering Downy Touch of Comfort quilts with Sam's Club employees from 2 - 3 pm that afternoon at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte, NC.

"The Downy Touch of Comfort program delivers comfort to children when they need it most," said program spokeswoman Chandra Wilson. "As a mom, most of my life focuses on caring for my children and making sure they are safe and secure wherever they may be. It brings me a great deal of joy to be a part of this program and know that Downy is helping children feel more comforted in an unfamiliar and sometimes intimidating place."

About Downy Touch of Comfort

More than six million children are hospitalized each year in the United States, forced to confront the challenges of overcoming illness while being away from home in an unfamiliar environment. In order to bring a little comfort and security back to some of these children, Downy fabric softener, in partnership with Quilts for Kids, Inc., created the Downy Touch of Comfort program. This program delivers quilts to children being treated in Children's Miracle Network hospitals throughout the country, helping to give them a moment to smile during their tough times. Chandra Wilson, a mother of three and star of "Grey's Anatomy," has joined Downy's efforts to help bring comfort to many children.

To learn more about Downy Touch of Comfort or to get involved, please visit Downy.com.

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About Quilts for Kids, Inc.

Quilts for Kids, Inc. is a non-profit organization that transforms discontinued, unwanted and other fabrics into quilts that comfort hospitalized children suffering from life-threatening illnesses as well as children of abuse.

Headquartered in Yardley, PA, Quilts for Kids, Inc. was founded in August 2000 by Linda Arye. The organization was established with hopes of comforting children hospitalized with life threatening illnesses by providing a handmade patchwork quilt. These quilts are created by caring volunteer quilters nationwide who wish to make a difference in the lives of these hospitalized children. Since then, the charity has distributed over 50,000 quilts worldwide and saved millions of pounds of fabric from landfills. Quilts for Kids, Inc. is associated with children's hospitals throughout the United States and has more than 50 chapters throughout North America.

Because of allergens, children often cannot bring their stuffed animals to the hospital. However, most hospitals and treatment centers welcome the Quilts for Kids, Inc. washable, all-cotton quilts, which kids can hold onto for security and comfort.

To learn more about Quilts for Kids, Inc., visit www.quiltsforkids.org.

About Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.

Through its year-round efforts to help kids, Children's Miracle Network has raised more than $3.4 billion to date, most of which is donated a dollar or two at a time by caring individuals across North America.

For more information about Children's Miracle Network, please visit http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.

About Sam's Club

Sam's Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., ( WMT). The first Sam's Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Sam's Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well as in Brazil, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sam's Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Sam's Club. Visit samsclub.com for more information.

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