Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Benefit from $10.3 Million Raised by Speedway

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Speedway customers, vendor partners and employees raised $2.3 million more dollars in 2015 than the previous year for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

It’s partners like this — that fully embrace our mission to care for sick and injured kids — that allow us to provide more valuable resources to our hospitals.

In 2015, through generous donations from customers, vendor partners and employees, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals received $10.3 million, raised by Speedway LLC. That’s $2.3 million more than in 2014 that will support children’s hospitals in the communities where Speedway stores are located.

“What a way to start our 25th year as a partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Speedway President Tony Kenney. “This speaks to the commitment of our associates, customers and vendor partners and their dedication to making an impact on the health of kids in our communities.”

A corporate partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991, Speedway has raised more than $78 million for the charity through a variety of initiatives. Programs include canister and Miracle Balloon icon campaigns, bowl-a-thons and employee payroll contribution programs. On an annual basis, Speedway also hosts the largest single‐day golf fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raised more than $2 million in 2015. Each of these activities contributes to Speedway’s support for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in their communities. Through Speedway’s Miracle Children Program, patients from locally supported hospitals are able to share their stories, which relay the importance of why children’s hospitals rely on donations to fund critical treatments and services.

“Year after year we are in awe of Speedway’s commitment to supporting children’s hospitals in its communities,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “It’s partners like this — that fully embrace our mission to care for sick and injured kids — that allow us to provide more valuable resources to our hospitals.”

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 in that community.

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About Speedway LLC
Speedway LLC (Speedway), headquartered in Enon, Ohio, is the nation’s second largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with approximately 2,770 stores located in 22 states. Speedway is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. For further information about Speedway, visit the company’s web site at speedway.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.

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