Through the end of September, Love’s Travel Stops will be hosting its annual campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
More than 430 Love’s locations will sell balloons for $1, $5 or $20 and hold events to raise money for sick and injured children in their communities. Stores will also hold events such as bake sales, cookouts, golf tournaments, 5K runs and more.
“We firmly believe in making a difference in cities and towns where we have a presence, and raising funds for CMN Hospitals is the perfect way to do it,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “The hard work our store teams pour into this campaign shows their level of passion for helping kids who rely on local hospitals for life-saving treatments.”
CMN Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to children. Of the 170 CMN Hospitals, 101 of them benefit from the Love’s campaign.
The truck stop chain hopes to raise more than $2.6 million during the campaign this year. Since the program began in 1999, the company has raised more than $18 million for the non-profit.
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