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Sam’s Club Associate Makes the Ask Personal

With the Children’s Miracle Network Campaign in full swing, our Orange County Walmart and Sam’s Club associates are working hard to surpass last year’s fundraising totals with inspiring levels of determination and enthusiasm!

Having experienced first-hand, the type of care CHOC provides, Humberto (Tito) De Santiago, an associate at the Fullerton Sam’s Club, has made it his mission to infuse this fundraising campaign with positive energy. When I stopped by the Fullerton Sam’s Club, Tito was the first cashier that caught my attention – from his ear-to-ear smile and friendly ask, to his use of the handclapper and genuine thank you, you can tell Tito takes personal pride in fundraising for CHOC – and for good reason.

When asked about his time at CHOC and what asking at the register means to him, Tito shared the following:

“I choose to help CHOC and the cancer community because I once was a cancer patient myself. I know what it was like to deal with the treatments and the pain. I know what the families are going through. The emotional and mental obstacles they face daily is not what a family should be worrying about. A family should be happy and joyful to be together without a worry, or in this case cancer. These families need all the support they can get and if I can help with that then that is what I will do. I hope I can get some of you, if not all of you to help me on this journey by donating to CHOC today. Thank you.”

Today, Tito is in good health and openly shares his story to raise awareness for CHOC Children’s as well as pediatric cancer. We are so incredibly grateful to have Tito on our Orange County Sam’s Club team. Thank you, Tito, for your willingness to share your story – you and your fellow Walmart | Sam’s Club colleagues are making a difference every single day for the patients and families here at CHOC. Keep up the great work!

September recognizes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, aimed at increasing awareness of this critical disease. As Orange County’s only hospital exclusively committed to the health and well-being of pediatric and adolescent cancer patients, every service and program at CHOC Children’s is devoted to the unique needs of this population. This includes preparing patients for life after cancer as well.