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Rite Aid Helps Change Kids’ Health with Milestone Fundraising Achievement

For more than a quarter of a century, Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation have supported the life-saving work of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the United States.

We are thrilled to announce that Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation – in collaboration with their customers, vendors and associates – will support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with more than $5.6 million in 2020. This year’s contribution brings the company’s lifetime giving to more than $102 million since becoming a corporate partner in 1994!

This milestone is the culmination of millions and millions of small acts of kindness. Much of the $102 million has been raised one dollar at a time from generous Rite Aid customers through the purchase of Miracle Balloon coupons or direct donations. Through these in-store fundraising efforts, in addition to special events and grants, their support has helped pediatric patients and their families access the specialized care they need today.

Surpassing the $100 million fundraising milestone is a tremendous testament to Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation’s commitment to optimizing the health and wellness of the more than 2,000 neighborhoods and communities they serve over the past 26 years. All funds stay local and help kids and families in each community.

Donations collected at your neighborhood pharmacy location help build healthier communities and change the future of a local child, like Alexis.

Alexis was just 10 years old when she was hit by a car riding her bike near her home. Rushed to an acute care hospital, she underwent seven hours of surgery. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, a fracture of her C7 vertebrae, a broken leg, ruptured spleen and needed multiple skin grafts.

It’s been six years since Alexis’ tragic bike ride. Today, Alexis is an accomplished performer, having performed off-Broadway. She still bears the physical scars of her accident on her face, shoulder and arm but doesn’t let them bother her. She’s proud of her scars and uses her voice and story to advocate for kids like her.

We are grateful to Rite Aid and The Rite Aid Foundation for helping us change kids’ health and change the future for all of us.