SUNOCO LP (STRIPES STORES AND APLUS STORES) TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITALS®
Campaign Supports Pediatric Programs Through In-store Miracle Balloon Fundraising Campaign.
Sunoco and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Now through May 3, Stripes® Convenience Stores and APlus® Stores will be asking customers to “Put Their Money Where The Miracles Are” and purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).
Stripes and APlus, operated by Sunoco LP, have partnered with CMN Hospitals since 2000, raising more than $11 million for sick and injured kids. In 2016, Sunoco’s team members raised more than $1.8 million during their spring campaign.
“Sunoco LP is committed to serving the needs of the communities in which we live and work,” said Eduardo Pereda, Vice President of Convenience Brands for Sunoco LP. “Over the past 16 years, our guests have inspired us through their generous spirit by showing incredible support for our local children’s hospitals. That generous spirit has energized all of us at Sunoco LP to continue the partnership in 2017 in the hopes of helping even more children in our communities.”
Funds raised through the in-store campaigns are unrestricted, meaning the hospitals can use the funds where they are needed most. Donations raised during the campaign have a direct impact on the millions of kids treated at local CMN Hospitals. These funds help kids like Morgan, a leukemia patient treated at Hendrick Children’s Hospital in Texas. Donations helped purchase infusion kits that helped Morgan get better.
“Stripes and APlus Stores are a huge part of helping kids in the communities these stores serve get better,”said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “I can’t thank stores’ customers and employees enough for all they do for the kids.”
Funds raised from the CMNH partnership with Sunoco will stay in the local communities. These donations help make miracles happen by funding vital medical care, equipment and therapy programs that save and improve the lives of more than 10 million sick and injured children a year.
About Sunoco LP
Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates approximately 1,345 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to approximately 7,325 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in 30 states. Our parent -- Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) -- owns SUN's general partner and incentive distribution rights. For more information, visit the Sunoco LP website at www.SunocoLP.com.
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $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.
Sunoco and the American Red Cross
For more than 50 years, Sunoco has been fueling the American Red Cross and first responders everywhere. We understand the value of being a good neighbor, especially during the rescue and recovery process. Since 2006, we’ve worked with the Red Cross on The Sunoco Fuel-Up Program, which includes supplying fuel for more than 125 emergency response vehicles and blood collection vehicles throughout the Delaware Valley. We also continue to support community and special events, volunteer engagement, local and national disaster relief, and emergency management authorities to make sure our community members get the help they need.
We thank all of the first responders, rescue & recovery teams, and all of the volunteers who step up to help their communities. Helping those closest to us when they need it most has always been a mission that fills our heart. When you fill your tank at Sunoco, you know that you’re part of something bigger.
Our Continued Commitment to Service
It’s important give back to the communities we serve throughout the year. That is why, through The Sunoco Foundation, we are dedicated to helping other organizations, like Philabundance, to provide assistance to those who need it most.
Since 1993, Sunoco has been proud to support Philabundance, the region's largest hunger relief organization. In 2005, Sunoco agreed to supply fuel for Philabundance's fleet of 12 trucks, which travel nearly 200,000 miles a year to supply food assistance to people in need, distributing millions of pounds of food to 65,000 people each week. Find more information about Philabundance.