|[March 24, 2014]
Rite Aid Raises Record-Breaking $6.8 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2013
CAMP HILL, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
Rite Aid announced today that through its year-long fundraising efforts,
the Company raised $6.8 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
in 2013, a record-breaking amount in the drugstore chain's 19 years of
support for the charity. The money raised by Rite Aid funds critical
care, ground-breaking research and life-saving equipment at 95
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in communities served by Rite Aid.
Since becoming a sponsor in 1994, Rite Aid has raised more than $64
million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
"Rite Aid amazed us once again with another record-breaking fundraising
campaign in 2013, truly delivering on their core value of being a caring
neighbor," said John Lauck, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
president and CEO. "Thanks to the generosity of Rite Aid associates,
customers and supplier partners, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is
able to fulfill its mission of saving and improving the lives of as many
children as possible. We are so thankful for our ongoing partnership
with Rite Aid and all they do throughout the year to help sick and
injured children in the communities they serve."
The 2013 campaign kicked off last spring with its annual Miracle Balloon
fundraiser. Additional funds were raised through community fundraisers
including annual events like a motorcycle ride organized by the
company's Dayville, Conn., distribution center, a Zumba-thon hosted b
the Rite Aid in Prestonburg, Ky., a motorcycle ride organized by Rite
Aid associates in Salem, Ohio, and countless car washes, bake sales and
golf tournaments. And, members of Rite Aid's management team help raise
funds by dedicating a day each summer to washing cars and competing in
various activities at the company's headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.
"To surpass our previous fundraising record by nearly $1 million, truly
shows how committed Rite Aid associates are to supporting their local
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals," said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid
president, chief operating officer and president of The Rite Aid
Foundation. "Thank you to all Rite Aid associates for another successful
campaign and your continuous dedication towards delivering on our core
value of being a caring neighbor."
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 2013 annual revenues of $25.4 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 $4.7 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
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