T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger supporters and Speedway customers can help the hospital win $20,000 during Battle of the Brave in May.
To kick off its 23rd year as a CMN Hospitals partner, Speedway gasoline and convenient stores have partnered with CMN Hospitals in a contest called “Battle of the Brave.” Throughout the month of May, Children’s Hospital supporters can help the region’s only children’s hospital win $20,000 by “liking” Speedway Facebook page and voting once every hour in support of Joel Westbrook, this year’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals representative.
Joel, from Rossville, was born with Spina Bifida and has endured 10 surgeries; the first just two days after his birth in October 2006. He spent 12 days in the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit where specialized doctors and nurses cared for him. Today, Joel is a happy 7-year-old with a larger than life personality that always lights up the room. Because of his remarkable ability to overcome the challenges he has faced, he was chosen as one of Children’s Hospital’s 2014 Miracle Children to represent all of the work the hospital does to care for sick and injured children in our region.
The winner of the contest will be determined by the number of cumulative votes at the end of the month. Participants can vote by going to the Speedway Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/SpeedwayStores, liking the company’s page, clicking Battle of the Brave icon, clicking View Entries, scrolling down to find “Children’s Hospital at Erlanger – Joel” and vote. Facebook fans are also encouraged to share the page so that others can do the same.
A portion of the proceeds from every Speedy Freeze or fountain drink sold in May will go to Children’s Hospital. Customers can also deposit change into the canister at the cashier counter all year long to support the hospital.
Since 1991, Speedway stores have donated over $60 million to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.