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

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 starts its annual fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

  • Now Through May 6, Customers Can Purchase $1 Paper Miracle Balloons to Support Their Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
  • Rite Aid Raised $6 Million in 2016, Bringing Grand Fundraising Total Since 1994 to Nearly $81 Million

Camp Hill, Pa., 2017-Mar-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — From now through May 6, Rite Aid associates chainwide will be raising money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital during the Company’s annual Miracle Balloon campaign. Rite Aid customers will be encouraged to support their local children’s hospital by purchasing $1 paper Miracle Balloon and in return, customers will receive $7 in coupon offers for select products sold at Rite Aid.

“For nearly 25 years, Rite Aid has been a proud sponsor of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our associates to raise funds during the campaign and the generosity of our customers and supplier partners, we’re able to bring our core value of being a caring neighbor to life, helping to make miracles happen for children being treated at the 95 hospitals we support across the country.”

The 2017 campaign marks Rite Aid’s 23rd year of fundraising for the organization, which helps provide pediatric equipment, treatments, research, therapy programs and charitable care benefiting sick and injured kids. Since becoming a partner in 1994, Rite Aid has raised nearly $81 million, including $6 million in 2016, for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, making Rite Aid the organization’s sixth largest corporate partner. In addition to selling Miracle Balloons, Rite Aid associates host a variety of special fundraisers such as motorcycle rides, golf and fishing tournaments, plant and flower sales and car washes.

“We’re thrilled our long-time partner, Rite Aid, is kicking off their annual fundraising campaign during Children’s Hospitals Week, a new initiative dedicated to shining a light on the importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help kids get the best care when they need it,” said John Lauck, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals president and CEO. “We are so grateful for Rite Aid’s continued support and applaud their unwavering commitment to improve the lives of the 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 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

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.

Media Contact:

Kristin Kellum
717-975-5713

Source:  Rite Aid Corporation

Miracle Balloon campaign: Rite Aid kicks off its annual fundraising program for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

  • Customers Can Support Their Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital with Purchase of $1 Paper Miracle Balloons
  • Rite Aid Raised $6.3 Million in 2015, Bringing Grand Fundraising Total Since 1994 to More Than $75 Million

Camp Hill, Pa., 2016-Mar-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rite Aid’s 22nd annual Miracle Balloon campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a leading nonprofit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, is now underway. From now through April 30, Rite Aid customers can support their local children’s hospital by purchasing $1 paper Miracle Balloons at any Rite Aid store. To show appreciation, supporters will receive $7 in coupon offers for a variety of items sold at Rite Aid.

“Thanks to our caring associates, supportive customers and generous supplier partners, in 2015, Rite Aid raised $6.3 million for the 95 local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals we support across the country,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Rite Aid is proud of its longstanding relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and we look forward to another successful campaign this year, raising much-needed funds to benefit the sick and injured children in the communities we serve.”

In addition to selling $1 paper Miracle Balloons, Rite Aid associates plan and host a variety of community fundraisers to help raise additional funds including golf tournaments, yard sales, car washes and other special events. Members of Rite Aid’s management team also dedicate a day each summer to washing cars and participating in an obstacle course outside the company’s headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.

“Rite Aid is a phenomenal partner in our efforts to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals. As charities, children’s hospitals rely on donations to provide much-needed equipment, treatments and charitable care for kids,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Support from Rite Aid customers, associates and their supplier partners ensures kids in their communities have the care they deserve.”

Since becoming a partner in 1994, Rite Aid has raised more than $75 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, making Rite Aid the organization’s sixth largest corporate partner. Funds raised by Rite Aid help to provide pediatric equipment, treatments, research, therapy programs and charitable care benefiting sick and injured kids.

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 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

 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.

Source: Rite Aid

Contact:

Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713

Walmart Canada and Children’s Miracle Network announce the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Champions

Walmart fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network hits total of $100 million

Toronto, ON, 2015-9-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart Canada and Children’s Miracle Network this morning proudly announced the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Champions.  These extraordinary children will work with their local hospital foundations to help raise awareness about the battles so many Canadian children are waging against critical illnesses and how Canadians can support them. Throughout 2016, these amazing kids will serve as the faces of the 4,900 children treated at Children’s Miracle Network hospitals each and every day.

Through this 21-year partnership, donations from Walmart Canada, its associates, customers and suppliers this year surpassed the incredible milestone of $100 million in support of children’s hospitals across Canada.

In recognition of these Champions, who have demonstrated incredible strength and determination in their battles with severe illnesses and are helping to rally support for their local Children’s Miracle Network hospital, Walmart is proud to be a lead sponsor of Champions across Canada.  Champion families will meet in Toronto before going to Disney World in Orlando, Florida to meet up with Champions from across the U.S.

The Champions were announced this morning in conjunction with a celebration for Sarah Stephens, a 14-year-old from Stoney Creek, Ontario who has shown tremendous spirit in fighting pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia with which she was diagnosed one week after her 12th birthday. Though her cancer went into remission within 30 days, she required a feeding tube and two injections daily for eight months. Now on maintenance chemotherapy, Sarah is confident she will beat the disease and continue to engage in the activities she loves, like soccer, track and field and dance, and she is already setting her sights on high school graduation.

“The strength, perseverance and positive spirit Sarah has demonstrated throughout her battle with leukemia exemplifies the universal qualities of all Children’s Miracle Network Champions and we are extremely proud to support CMN as it works to provide the resources so crucial to helping these children,” said Erin Mackey, Manager, Community Giving, Walmart Canada.

Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children at 170 hospitals across North America, 14 of which are in Canada. Funds raised by Walmart Canada support 12 hospital foundations across Canada that work to provide medical care, life-saving research and prevention education that directly impact the quality and level of care received by the children being treated at these local children’s hospitals every day.

“These amazing Champions are an inspiration to tens of thousands of children and families across Canada who enter into our network’s hospitals each year with unwavering determination to overcome adversity,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “These children thrive on the spirit and optimism of our Champions. We are so proud of their accomplishments and inspired by their willingness to share their stories and their commitment to raising awareness and funds to help children just like them.”

The 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Champions are:

  • Anisa Ashe – The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto, ON
  • Laura Biesheuvel – Children’s Hospital Foundation Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB
  • Aidan Chin – BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Vancouver, BC
  • Payton Langenau – Alberta’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, Calgary, AB
  • Mckenna Lumley – Children’s Health Foundation, London, ON
  • Laura Rea – Opération Enfant Soleil – Quebec, QC
  • Derek Schenk – Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, Edmonton, AB
  • Sarah Stephens – McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation, Hamilton, ON
  • Matthew Verge – Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation, St. John’s, NL
  • Cohyn Wells – Children’s Hospital Foundation Of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK
  • To be announced – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON
  • To be announced – IWK Health Centre Foundation, Halifax, NS

About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of 395 stores nationwide serving more than 1.2 million customers each day. Walmart Canada’s flagship online store, www.walmart.ca, is visited by 450,000 customers daily. With more than 90,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada’s largest employers and is ranked one of the country’s top 10 most influential brands. Walmart Canada’s extensive philanthropy program is focused on supporting Canadian families in need, and since 1994 Walmart has raised and donated more than $230 million to Canadian charities. Additional information can be found atwalmartcanada.ca, facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.

About the Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Established in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network raises funds to support critical research, education, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.

Twitter: @CMNCanada 

Facebook: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

For further information please contact:

Jessica Kitchen, Edelman
jessica.kitchen@edelman.com or (416) 849-2839

Tracie Napoli, Director, Corporate Partnerships, Children’s Miracle Network
tnapoli@childrensmiraclenetwork.ca or (905) 265-9750 ext. 225

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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Contact:

Media: Kristin Kellum 717-975-5713