Rite Aid sells balloons to pump up funding at CHOG

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Rite Aid is asking customers to help strengthen the care provided by Children’s Hospital of Georgia by purchasing $1 Miracle Balloons or making other monetary donations for the not-for-profit hospital through April 30.

Rite Aid has been a supporter of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1994, raising more than $70 million for 170 member hospitals across the nation. Last year area stores raised more than $9,500 for CHOG, the local CMN Hospital and one of the nation’s top-performing academic health centers in pediatric care.

“Rite Aid is a dedicated and devoted partner of the Children’s Hospital of Georgia,” CHOG Administrator Jim Mumford said. “Rite Aid team members and leaders support us through their commitment to the balloon campaign and other creative fundraising activities. The money raised enables us to purchase essential equipment and supplies and to support programs that reinforce our care. We are grateful for this strong partnership with our community through Rite Aid.”

CHOG is the second-largest children’s hospital in the state, providing the highest level of pediatric critical care and neonatal intensive care, as well as a wide range of general and complex health care for children. CHOG was recently ranked the nation’s top performing hospital in pediatric quality and safety by the University HealthSystem Consortium of academic medical centers. Visit facebook.com/GAChildrens or follow on Twitter at twitter.com/GAChildrens.

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion – much of it just $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

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Denise Parrish

Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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