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Speedway helps fund critical treatments and services for children

When you make a purchase at any of Speedway’s 2,770 stores, you are likely to see a canister by the register with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® logo on it. Maybe you’ll drop some of your change in that canister, not giving it much thought. But that small act of charity adds up to enormous benefits for sick and injured children.

Speedway LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), has been a corporate partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1991. It has contributed over $78 million to the nonprofit organization, with the majority of funds raised coming from the generosity of our millions of customers. This fundraising supports 58 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in regions where Speedway does business.

Those donations have had a tangible impact on children’s lives.

Just a few examples:

  • The Speedway Burn Center at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Support for the Kosair Children’s Hospital transport team in Louisville, Kentucky
  • A mobile intensive care unit at Dayton Children’s Hospital in Dayton, Ohio
  • A family kitchen on the pediatric intensive care unit floor at Chicago’s Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • A family waiting area in the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan

Speedway contributions also come from Miracle Balloon icon campaigns, bowl-a-thons and employee payroll contributions programs. Through the generosity of its vendor partners, Speedway also hosts the largest single-day golf fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising more than $2 million in 2015 alone.

“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 of 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.”

This year, Speedway is celebrating 25 years of supporting the charity.

“I am quite proud of Speedway’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and humbled by the generosity of our customers and vendor partners as well as the enthusiasm of our employees for this very worthwhile cause,” said Tony Kenney, president of Speedway. “When you hear these kids’ stories of bravery and courage, you understand why Speedway is so passionate in our efforts to help. These are, after all, the children in our own backyards, and they deserve our very best effort.”