Speedway, part of the 7-Eleven family of brands, raised more than $1 million last year to support the patients served at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. With the help of customers, vendors and associates, funds were raised throughout the Chicago and Northwest Indiana area to support Lurie Children’s, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals). Speedway’s generosity was honored March 10 with a private check presentation at the hospital.
“On the behalf of our patients and families, we’d like to express our gratitude to Speedway customers and associates whose every dollar helps all of us at Lurie Children’s realize our mission,” said T.J. Johnson, Vice-President of Corporate Partnerships for the Lurie Children’s Foundation. “Their donations ensure that Lurie Children’s can continue to ensure access for every child, investment in research, and patient services that comfort families and provide peace of mind during the most trying moments of their lives.”
This milestone is the latest highlight in Speedway’s 30-year commitment to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which has resulted in more than $150 million raised to advance pediatric healthcare, improve individual patients’ health, and enhance local communities. Since 1991, Speedway has raised over $9 million for Lurie Children’s.
Speedway locations will continue fundraising for CMN Hospitals in 2022. Supporters can visit Speedway’s store locator to find a location where they can fuel miracles by giving gratitude and change kids’ health. Speedway holds the annual Speedway Miracle Tournament in Ohio, which raises over $2 million annually and has become one of the largest golf events benefiting CMN Hospitals.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals that support the health of 10 million kids each year across the U.S. and Canada. Donations go to local hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and healthcare services, along with innovative research, vital pediatric medical equipment, child life services that put kids’ and families’ minds at ease during difficult hospital stays and financial assistance for families who could not otherwise afford these health services. When we improve the health of all children and allow them the opportunity to reach their full potential, we also improve our communities for years to come. Together, we can change kids’ health. Together, we can change the future. To learn about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and your local children’s hospital, visit cmnhospitals.org.
7-Eleven, Inc. is the premier name in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 14,000 stores in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to 7-Eleven stores, 7-Eleven, Inc. operates and franchises Speedway®, Stripes®, Laredo Taco Company® and Raise the Roost® Chicken and Biscuits locations. Known for its iconic brands such as Slurpee®, Big Bite® and Big Gulp®, 7-Eleven has expanded into high-quality sandwiches, salads, side dishes, cut fruit and protein boxes, as well as pizza, chicken wings and mini beef tacos. 7-Eleven offers customers industry-leading private brand products under the 7-Select™ brand including healthy options, decadent treats and everyday favorites at an outstanding value. Customers can earn and redeem points on various items in stores nationwide through its 7Rewards® loyalty program with more than 50 million members, place an order in the 7NOW® delivery app in over 2,000 cities, or rely on 7-Eleven for bill payment service, self-service lockers and other convenient services. Find out more online at www.7-Eleven.com.