Chattanooga Area Rite Aids Raising Funds For Children’s Hospital

Friday, March 30, 2012

Beginning April 1, Rite Aid associates will be asking customers to purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon icon to support Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. Chattanooga area Rite Aid stores demonstrated a strong commitment to kids in their community by raising approximately $5,000 for Children’s Hospital during last year’s spring campaign and aim to raise at least that much this year.

Customers who purchase a Miracle Balloon will receive $7 worth of coupons for products sold at Rite Aid. Featured coupons include Mrs. Fields, Lysol, L’Oreal, Kleenex, GE, and Crest. Miracle Balloons will be available in all Rite Aid stores nationwide through May 19.

For the first time, customers can text “RAKIDS” to 50555* to donate $5 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Rite Aid Facebook fans can also make a pledge to support their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospita and share the pledge with their social networks. If 10,000 pledges are made, the Rite Aid Foundation will donate an additional $10,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

“Rite Aid associates, true to their core value, continue to display the qualities of a caring neighbor,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “Having raised more than $51 million for children’s hospitals since 1994, Rite Aid is making a significant difference for children and families in their own communities, and for that we are so grateful.”


All donations raised by Rite Aid stay local, benefiting 95 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the communities Rite Aid serves, including Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals use the money raised by Rite Aid to provide critical care, purchase life-saving equipment, fund ground-breaking research and cover medical costs for uninsured or underinsured pediatric patients.

*$5.00 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to 50555 to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP. 


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