Speedway Raises $9.5 Million to Fuel Miracles for Kids Treated at 61 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Thursday, March 14, 2019 Child Health News
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Speedway customers, vendor partners and employees pump up giving efforts to bring hope and healing to kids treated in local children's hospitals.

SALT LAKE CITY, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Speedway LLC (Speedway) raised $9.5 million

for kids treated at 61 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in 2018. The donations came from the generous contributions made by customers, vendor partners and employees throughout the year.

"Speedway's dedication to making an impact on the health and wellness of kids in our communities is awe inspiring," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "We are so grateful to Speedway's customers and employees for fueling miracles in our member hospitals every day for the past 27 years."

Speedway's partnership with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals began in 1991 and has since raised more than $109 million for the charity through a variety of fundraising activities. The majority of funds come from customers who contribute to donation canisters at the registers at each store, year-round.

Another important source of funds is collected at the annual Speedway Miracle Tournament—one of the largest golf fundraising tournaments held to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. To raise awareness of the ongoing needs of children's hospitals and the kids treated there, Speedway organizes the Miracle Children Program, where patient families from locally supported hospitals are able to share their stories with their communities. The firsthand experiences bring a personal touch to the cause and highlight the importance of donations to fund critical treatments and services.

"Every year, I am moved by the generosity of our customers, vendor partners, and employees," said Speedway President Tony Kenney. "We are privileged to support children's hospitals in the communities where we live and operate through fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It is important to our employees and important to our customers. We are honored to have partnered with such an amazing organization for the past 27 years, helping to improve the lives of so many sick and injured kids right in our own backyards."

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170-member hospitals that treat more than 10 million kids each year. A donation made at a local Speedway directly supports the member hospital serving that community.

About Speedway Speedway is the nation's second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with nearly 4,000 retail convenience stores across the United States. Headquartered in Enon, Ohio, Speedway is a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC). For more information, visit http://www.speedway.com.

About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Children's Miracle Network HospitalsŪ 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: Stefanie Griffith, Marathon Petroleum Corporation ssgriffith(at)marathonpetroleum(dot)com 419-421-4327 Heather King, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals hking(at)cmnhospitals(dot)org 801-214-7400



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