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May Matters for Kids Treated at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital

Monday, May 21, 2012

Miracle Balloon Icons Make Their Way to Local Retailers as Part of National Effort to Raise Funds for Children’s Hospitals

CLEVELAND, OHIO— Several Northeast Ohio-area outlets, hundreds of store employees, and thousands of supporters are dedicating the month of May to help sick and injured kids receiving treatment at University Hospitals (UH) Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital®. The children's charity, which raises critical funds for its 170 member hospitals, is celebrating these efforts by declaring "May is for Miracles."

“We are extremely grateful to members of the community and local supporters who participate in this fund raising effort,” said Patti DePompei, Interim President, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. “Every little bit counts when it comes to giving back. It is this selfless commitment to helping others that allows us to continue delivering the highest quality of care to our patients.”

The following outlets are raising funds through Miracle Balloon sales at the register and other promotions:

  • Walmart and Sam’s Club: May 1 - June 15
  • Costco Wholesale: May 1 - 31
  • Chico’s FAS clothing retailers (Chico’s, White House Black Market, Soma Intimates, Boston Proper): May 1 - 31
  • Speedway: May 1 - June 1

"Whether shopping for groceries, picking up a prescription or browsing for home goods, folks are likely to notice the yellow and red 'Miracle Balloon' this month as they finalize their purchases," said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "The decision to give one dollar has a near-immediate impact, as donations directly benefit UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to provide life-saving care — from the most basic medical supplies to the most advanced treatment and equipment.”

Visit www.mayisformiracles.org to discover who’s helping make miracles this month and how supporters can get involved.

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