Local Publix Stores Raise Over $25,000 For New Children’s Hospital At Erlanger

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Publix Super Markets customers and associates in Chattanooga and Cleveland wrapped up their 26th annual Miracle Balloon campaign, raising $25,396 for the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. 

From June 10-July 1, Publix team members sold Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ Miracle Balloons coupons at the register.  Funds raised by local Publix locations will go directly to the Believe Campaign to build Erlanger’s new children’s hospital. 

“We are so appreciative of the ten years we have had with Publix since the Hurricane Creek store opened in 2007,” said Rebecca Brinkley, director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. “Thank you to our Publix associates and the community for your investment into our new children’s hospital.” 

More than 1,100 Publix stores in the Southeastern region participated in the fundraiser and collected more than $4.6 million for 24 Southeast regional hospitals to fund life-saving equipment, programs and research. Since 1992, Publix has raised more than $37 million for (CMN) hospitals. 

“We are thrilled that Publix has once again exceeded their national fundraising goals this year,” said John Lauck, president CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Publix is a leader in the grocery industry and in helping their communities, and through their employees and customers’ dedication and generosity to the cause, they are saving kids’ lives. Thank you for making a tremendous impact on kids in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.” 

For more information about the new Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and the Believe Campaign, please visit www.webelieve.build.



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