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Rite Aid Executive Car Wash Raises Nearly $130,000 for CMNH

Not even a rainy, soggy day could dampen the spirits of hundreds of Rite Aid associates as they came together at the company’s 18th Annual CMNH Executive Car Wash, which raised nearly $130,000 for Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pennsylvania, with support from Rite Aid’s supplier partners.

Held at the company’s corporate headquarters in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, last-minute preparations for this year’s event included moving most of the event activities indoors due to the rainy forecast. As Rite Aid executives teamed up to wash cars, corporate associates and family members enjoyed delicious food, games, raffles, a silent auction, caricature drawings and product samples from the company’s supplier partners.

“This event is a great way for us to have some fun while supporting an excellent cause,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Susan Henderson. “Penn State Children’s Hospital helps so many children and families in our communities. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to raise additional funds to support their critical efforts and we’re also grateful to our supplier partners for their generous support.”

A highlight of the event was a special appearance by CMN Hospitals Miracle Child Mia Estep, who shared her story and recognized Rite Aid for its long-standing support of CMN Hospitals. “Thank you for all your generous donations,” she said. “I am proof that miracles happen. You have given me the gift of growing up.”

Miracle Child Mia Estep smiles for the cameras with Miss America Savvy Shield.

Miracle Child Mia Estep smiles for the cameras with Miss America Savvy Shield.

This year’s car wash also included a special appearance by Savvy Shield, Miss America 2017, who posed for photos and signed autographs for associates. “As an Ambassador for CMNH, I get to hang out one-on-one with kids across the country who are in children’s hospitals,” she said. “It’s been the best part of my year.”

Since 1994, Rite Aid has raised more than $85 million for CMNH, including more than $5 million for Penn State Children’s Hospital.