Rite Aid Supplier Partners Help Raise Big Bucks for Local Children’s Hospital at Corporate Golf Outing
Rite Aid’s annual Corporate Golf Outing for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals continues to be a growing success. At this year’s 13th annual event, a total of 256 golfers took to the links on two central Pennsylvania golf courses to raise money for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital (PSHCH).
Together, those golfers raised $190,000 that will benefit the families of sick and injured children in the local community, an increase of about $10,000 compared to last year and nearly four times greater than the amount raised in 2012.
The annual golf outing also gave participants a chance to see how much their contributions impact the lives of local families. At a post-outing reception, participants learned the story of CMNH Pennsylvania Champion Ambassador Caden Capitani, a 9-year-old boy who had a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome and continues to receive outpatient care at PSHCH for the numerous medical challenges he faces.
During this year’s annual seven-week Miracle Balloon campaign, Rite Aid associates once again showed their deep commitment to their local children’s hospitals by raising more than $4.8 million. And while the balloon campaign has ended, associates continue to raise additional funds for CMN Hospitals through special events such as golf outings, carnivals, bake sales and car washes. To date, these events have already raised an additional $720,000, bringing this year’s total to more than $5.5 million and counting!
Since becoming a sponsor in 1994, Rite Aid has raised $75 million for CMN Hospitals, including more than $4.2 million for Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.