Publix Set to Make Miracles for Children

Publix CEO and President Todd Jones was joined by Sally Claire Nall (child) and mom to celebrate the continuing partnership of the grocery chain and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Miracle Child Sally Claire Meets with Publix CEO and President Todd Jones to Kick Off Annual Miracle Balloon Campaign Benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

SALT LAKE CITY (June 9, 2017) —The annual Publix in-store point-of-sale fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals kicks off on June 10, 2017 continuing through July 1, 2017. Miracle Child Sally Claire visited with Publix CEO & President Todd Jones to thank the grocery store chain for being a leader in taking care of children, like herself, in the communities Publix serves.

Funds raised during the three-week effort will help hospitals in communities where Publix operates procure lifesaving equipment and provide research, education and outreach programs. Collected funds will benefit children like Sally Claire. Sally Claire was born four weeks early and has fought through a variety of conditions—from low muscle development and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia to severe asthma and peanut and egg allergies. Through NICU consultations, physical therapy and a host of diagnoses, Sally Claire’s children’s hospital has been there for her and her family at each step of her medical journey.

“Children’s hospitals are charities that need donations to provide lifesaving treatments, ” noted John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Each dollar Publix customers and associates raise truly makes miracles for sick and injured children. Publix is a leader in the grocery industry and in helping their communities.”

Publix will sell Miracle Balloon coupons at the register through July 1. The coupons cost $1, $3 and $5 and offer values of $5.50, $10 and $20 respectively on a variety of products with all donations going to a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.

This is the 26th year that the Lakeland, Fla.-based grocer has supported CMN Hospitals, during which customers receive 10 vendor coupons for each contribution. Publix has raised more than $32.5 million for the organization since 1992.           

About Publix

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 187,500 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently Publix has 1,147 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 20 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.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, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at http://www.CMNHospitals.org and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

 

Press contact:

Heather King

hking@cmnhospitals.org

801- 214-7448

 

 

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