Speedway raises $9.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
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.