Tops Friendly Markets announced its annual campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) has exceeded the goal, raising $320,489. The campaign took place at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations and ran through Sunday, July 2.
Customers could support the CMNH campaign by purchasing a $1 Children’s Miracle Network ‘Miracle Balloon’ or rounding up their change at any participating Tops, where 100% of the proceeds were donated back to the local women and children’s hospitals in its communities.
A press release noted, “Thanks to the generous support of its shoppers and associates over the 15 years Tops has been involved in supporting the campaign, they have helped to successfully raise over $2.6 million.”
Tops Friendly Markets President Ron Ferri said, “Tops is grateful for their generosity of our customers and associates in helping to raise valuable funds for our smallest and most valuable community members: our children.”
The participating hospitals included:
√ Arnot Ogden Medical Center
√ Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center
√ Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong
√ Janet Weis Children's Hospital at Geisinger Medical
√ Maria Fareri Children's Hospital
√ Oishei Children's Hospital
√ Saint Vincent Hospital
√ Samaritan Medical Center
√ Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital
√ Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Healthcare
The press release noted, “Donations go to local hospitals to fund critical life-saving treatments and health care 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, visit cmnhospitals.org.
Based in Williamsville, Tops Markets currently operates 149 grocery stores in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont, including five that are run by franchisees. For more information, visit www.topsmarkets.com.