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Bemidji Walmart hosts fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Community members gathered outside the Bemidji Walmart on Thursday, July 7, to decorate cupcakes with a Marilyn Monroe look-alike and enjoy grilled hot dogs, all for a good cause.

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Tristan Highberg, dressed as Marilyn Monroe, decorates a cupcake at a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Bemidji Walmart parking lot.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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BEMIDJI — Community members gathered outside the Bemidji Walmart on Thursday, July 7, to decorate cupcakes with a Marilyn Monroe look-alike and enjoy grilled hot dogs, all for a good cause.

The "Cupcakes with Marilyn" fundraiser, organized by Walmart employees, offered attendees a hot dog lunch complete with chips and drinks for $5. Attendees could also decorate a cupcake with frosting, sprinkles and other toppings for $1.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a nonprofit organization that raises money for 170 children's hospitals throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Jerimiah Butler, a Bemidji Walmart employee who helped put on the event, said community members had already raised more than $500 at about the halfway mark of the four-hour fundraiser.

According to www.helpmakemiracles.org, donations made to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals go toward training and research, equipment costs and more.

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Attendees decorate a cupcake during a "Cupcakes with Marilyn" fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Bemidji Walmart parking lot.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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Walmart Bemidji held a "Cupcakes with Marilyn" fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Bemidji Walmart parking lot.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer
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Jerimiah Butler serves a hot dog to an attendee during a "Cupcakes with Marilyn" fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at the Bemidji Walmart parking lot.
Madelyn Haasken / Bemidji Pioneer

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