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Love's Travel Stops Raises Nearly $16,000 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children's Hospital

Oct 30, 2018 03:41PM ● By Erica Shames

Love’s Travel Stops customers and employees recently wrapped up a five-week fundraising campaign, raising $15,932.91 for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

More than 470 stores across the United States participated in the national campaign that raised a record $3.4 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since 1999, Love’s has raised more than $28 million for the nonprofit.

“It’s inspiring to see the level of compassion and dedication our employees show each year during this campaign,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “Each Love’s location is passionate about fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals because they see the difference it makes in lives across the country and in their local communities. We’re thankful for the customers who support this cause every year and are incredibly proud of our store teams for helping us exceed our goal.”

From Aug. 26 to Sept. 30, Love’s team members asked customers to round up their change on gas and restaurant purchases, sold miracle balloon icons and held numerous events to raise funds to help kids in local communities. Some of the events held this year included 5k runs, motorcycle rides, a live wrestling event and much more.

Love’s showed additional support for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital on National Coffee Day. On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, all 24-ounce hot beverages were discounted to $1, with all money collected from the area going to children’s hospital.  

Nationally, Love’s employees surpassed their goal of raising $3 million. Locally, Love's exceeded its 2017 fundraising efforts by more than $1,600.

“We are so grateful for Love’s 19 years of unwavering commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Love’s team members and customers have refueled our hospitals with critically needed funds to provide specialized equipment as well as lifesaving research and treatment to kids and their families regardless of their ability to pay.”

The money raised at each Love’s location benefits sick and injured children in that community. Of the 170 CMN Hospitals members throughout North America, 101 benefit from Love’s annual campaign.

About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores (Love’s) is the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network with more than 470 locations in 41 states.  Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 22,000 people. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings, and more. Love’s has more than 250 on-site Truck Tire Care centers and 53 Speedco locations, which is the largest oil change and preventative maintenance nationwide network on the road today. Love’s is committed to providing customers with “Clean Places, Friendly Faces” at every stop.  To learn more, visit loves.com.

 

 

About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger

Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics.  A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $61 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger Health System since 1984. For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit www.geisinger.org/cmn.

 

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