Sunoco LP’s Miracle Balloon Fundraising Campaigns raised more than $1.6 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

DALLAS, 2017-Jun-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Donations through in-store Miracle Balloon Fundraising Campaigns at Stripes and APlus stores helped raise more than $1.6 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) around the country.

Since 2000, Stripes and APlus, owned and operated by Sunoco LP, have partnered with CMN Hospitals to raise more than $12 million for sick and injured kids.

“Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals are tremendous assets in our communities and it is an incredible opportunity to work alongside of them,” said Eduardo Pereda, VP of Convenience Brands. “We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our customers and team members who raised more than $1.6 million to help continue to support children and their families during some of the most difficult times in their lives.”

Like all in-store CMN Hospitals fundraisers, 100 percent of funds raised from Sunoco LP campaigns will benefit the community in which they were raised. Those contributions help make miracles happen by funding vital medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of more than 10 million sick and injured children each year.

“It’s partners like Sunoco LP that really make all the difference in helping kids get the care they need,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are grateful to all the Stripes and APlus employees and customers who gave so generously during this year’s campaign.”

About Sunoco LP
(NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates 1,355 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to 7,825 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in 30 states. SUN’s general partner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE).

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Contact:
Jeamy Molina
jeamy.molina@sunoco.com
469.646.1776

Emily Cawley
ecawley@cmnhospitals.org
801-214-6618

SOURCE: Sunoco LP

Daniel Suárez joins STANLEY’s Annual “Racing for a Miracle” campaign to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Suárez Joins Campaign to Race for $1 Million to Donate to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation.

KANSAS CITY, Kan., 2017-May-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — This weekend at Kansas Speedway, every driver will be racing for a win. But Daniel Suárez and the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Camry team, are racing for much more – $1 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).

This exciting opportunity is a big part of STANLEY’s Annual “Racing for a Miracle” campaign in partnership with CMN Hospitals and the Ace Hardware Foundation. If Suárez wins, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) will donate $1 Million to CMN Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. The “Racing for a Miracle” program with STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation will once again pledge $100,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. It’s a total contribution of more than one million dollars since the program started to help member hospitals and local children. As the most successful and longest-running campaign of its kind, it’s safe to say that all eyes will be on Suárez this weekend.

On Thursday, Suárez will tour the local Pediatrics Unit at The University of Kansas Health System, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, and meet many of the young patients admitted there. While visiting, Suárez and representatives from STANLEY, will present the $100,000 donation to CMN Hospitals on behalf of the Ace Hardware Foundation. The team will also unveil the paint scheme that will run this weekend on the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota. The paint scheme includes names of one child from each state who represents Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as four very special children who will serve as “Honorary Pit Crew Members” of the No. 19 team throughout the weekend.

“I’ve always admired this program,” says Suárez. “But I have a whole new level of respect now that I’m partnering with the STANLEY team. I am blown away by the courage and determination of the kids treated at CMN Hospitals and I am more motivated than ever to win this race.”

This is Suárez’s first year racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Joe Gibbs Racing and the STANLEY race team. The 25-year-old Monterrey, Mexico-native is the first Mexican-born driver to capture a NASCAR national series victory, and the fifth Latino driver to win a NASCAR national series race.

Follow Suárez this weekend at #RACINGforMIRACLES. For more information on the “Racing for a Miracle” program, including more ways to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit http://www.stanleyracing.com

About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world’s leading provider of tools and storage, the world’s second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. The company’s STANLEY Healthcare Solutions division is the North American leader in Infant Security, with its Hugs(TM) Infant Protection System. Learn more at http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About the Ace Hardware Foundation
As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the “Helpful Place” in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The Ace Hardware Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

About Ace Hardware
For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers’ stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or the company newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.

About KU Pediatrics
KU Pediatrics, in conjunction with The University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System, provides the medical care and leading-edge research needed to treat children today and find the treatments for tomorrow.  Since 1985, KU Pediatrics has been partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and provide families with the best care possible.  Through various partners and events, funds raised stay local and are utilized for immediate medical care, equipment and pediatric research initiatives.

SOURCE Stanley Black & Decker

Abigail VanDeusen
Director of Public Affairs
860-515-2759
abigail.vandeusen@sbdinc.com

Stripes® Convenience Stores and APlus® Store host in-store campaigns to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

SALT LAKE CITY and DALLAS, 2017-Apr-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Now through May 3, Stripes® Convenience Stores and APlus® Stores will be asking customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are” and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).

Stripes and APlus, operated by Sunoco LP, have partnered with CMN Hospitals since 2000, raising more than $11 million for sick and injured kids. In 2016, Sunoco’s team members raised more than $1.8 million during their spring campaign.

“Sunoco LP is committed to serving the needs of the communities in which we live and work,” said Eduardo Pereda, Vice President of Convenience Brands for Sunoco LP. “Over the past 16 years, our guests have inspired us through their generous spirit by showing incredible support for our local children’s hospitals. That generous spirit has energized all of us at Sunoco LP to continue the partnership in 2017 in the hopes of helping even more children in our communities.”

Funds raised through the in-store campaigns are unrestricted, meaning the hospitals can use the funds where they are needed most. Donations raised during the campaign have a direct impact on the millions of kids treated at local CMN Hospitals. These funds help kids like Morgan, a leukemia patient treated at Hendrick Children’s Hospital in Texas. Donations helped purchase infusion kits that helped Morgan get better.

“Stripes and APlus Stores are a huge part of helping kids in the communities these stores serve get better,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “I can’t thank stores’ customers and employees enough for all they do for the kids.”

Funds raised from the CMNH partnership with Sunoco will stay in the local communities. These donations help make miracles happen by funding vital medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of more than 10 million sick and injured children a year.

About Sunoco LP 
Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates approximately 1,345 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to approximately 7,325 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in 30 states. Our parent — Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) — owns SUN’s general partner and incentive distribution rights.  For more information, visit the Sunoco LP website at www.SunocoLP.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

Contact:      
Jeamy Molina
Jeamy.molina@sunoco.com
469-646-1776

Emily Cawley
ecawley@cmnhospitals.org
801-214-6618

SOURCE: Sunoco LP

Rite Aid’s 2015 Miracle Balloon campaign will be underway for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals beginning March 8

Rite Aid Raises $6.3 Million in 2014

Camp Hill, Pa., 2015-3-5 — /EPR Retail News/ — Beginning March 8, Rite Aid’s 2015 Miracle Balloon campaign will be underway for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a leading nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals to provide pediatric equipment, treatments, research, therapy programs and charitable care benefiting local sick and injured kids. Since becoming a sponsor in 1994, Rite Aid has raised nearly $70 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including $6.3 million in 2014. Rite Aid is the organization’s sixth largest corporate partner.

Beginning March 8 through April 25, Rite Aid associates and customers can give the gift of a miracle by purchasing $1 paper Miracle Balloons, which will be proudly displayed in stores throughout the campaign. To show appreciation, supporters will receive $7 in coupon offers for a variety of items sold at Rite Aid.

“Rite Aid’s annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is just one of the many ways our associates bring our core value of being a caring neighbor to life,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid president, chief operating officer and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Our associates have such a passion for supporting their local children’s hospitals and I know through their efforts this year, they will make even more miracles happen.”

Throughout the seven-week campaign, Rite Aid associates plan and host fundraisers to help raise additional funds including countless golf tournaments, car washes, bake sales and other special events throughout their communities. Members of Rite Aid’s management team also dedicate a day each summer to washing cars and participating in carnival-themed games outside the company’s headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.

“We are excited to be celebrating the start of another campaign with our long-time partner, Rite Aid,” said John Lauck, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals president and CEO. “We are so grateful for the support we receive each year, including $6.3 million in 2014, the 20th anniversary of our partnership. Each dollar Rite Aid customers, associates and supplier partners raise truly goes a long way in helping create miracles for sick and injured children.”

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2014 annual revenues of $25.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713