Families braved the rain for carriage rides, food and fun, all for a good cause. 
 
Wal-Mart and Sam's Club held a mini-barbeque complete with Clydesdales and prizes all to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
 
"Children's Miracle Network is really important not to just our community but Minnesota as a whole. A lot of families need help during medical situations and this is all for them. Everything that people donate today will go directly to Children's Miracle Network," store manager Michael Looft said.
 
This is the second year for the fundraiser. Last year, they raised $7,000 from freewill donations and around $12,000 from the store throughout the year.
 
"Children's Miracle Network and Wal-Mart have actually been partners for more than 30 years. Just last year they opened a brand new wing in Fargo, North Dakota, just for a pediatric unit. They continue to exceed expectations when it comes to Children's Miracle Network," Looft added.
 
The main fundraising for the network will start in August but customers can always make a donation at any Wal-Mart location.

--KEYC News 12