4/2/20 news article
Speedway donates N95 and surgical masks to Dayton Children's Hospital
Fueled by increased COVID-19 cases, 11 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® in hotspot areas receive 10,000 personal protective equipment masks each
To help protect medical professionals on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, Speedway has donated 7,000 N95 masks and 3,000 surgical masks to each of 11 children’s hospitals located in hotspot areas to help provide protection when treating the youngest members of the community.
CMN Hospitals that received the donation include Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Rady Children's Hospital in California, Riley Hospital for Children in Indiana, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago, Dayton Children's Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, both in Ohio, Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Florida, Children's Wisconsin, Beaumont Children's and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Michigan, and Monroe Children's Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.
Masks will help keep kids like Luke Bemus, a cystic fibrosis patient, safer as they visit Dayton Children's for necessary treatment related to their condition.
“On behalf of all the caregivers who work on the frontlines of the 11 member hospitals who received this generous donation, we are grateful for these much-needed masks from Speedway,” said Teri Nestel, interim president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Speedway’s commitment to the well-being of local medical professionals has never been more needed or more appreciated. It’s comforting to know that these doctors and nurses have the needed resources necessary to care for those who depend on children’s hospitals now and into the future.”
Speedway’s partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals began in 1991 and has since raised more than $121 million for the children’s charity through various fundraising activities. The majority of funds come year-round from customers who contribute via a donation prompt while checking out or in donation canisters at each store.
About Dayton Children’s
One of only 45 independent freestanding children’s hospitals in the country, Dayton Children’s is the region’s only medical facility dedicated to children. Accredited by The Joint Commission and serving 20 Ohio counties and eastern Indiana, the experts at Dayton Children’s care for more than 320,000 children each year. Consistently recognized as one of the country’s best and most cost-effective pediatric hospitals, Dayton Children’s is home to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and together with the United States Air Force shares the nation’s only civilian-military integrated pediatric training program.
About Speedway LLC
Speedway LLC (Speedway) is the nation’s second-largest company-owned and -operated convenience store chain with nearly 3,900 retail convenience stores across the United States. Headquartered in Enon, Ohio, Speedway is a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC). For more information, visit www.speedway.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 $7 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.