Giant/Martin’s golf weekend celebrates miracle kids

As the final event of Giant/Martin’s annual summer fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, a number of very special guests attended a golf weekend to celebrate their achievements.

Pediatric patients treated at Penn State Children’s Hospital, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger, Children’s National Medical Center, University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center gathered in Hershey, PA to celebrate the success of the campaign and participate in a celebrity putting contest and a superhero-themed awards banquet.

The Giant/Martin’s CMN Celebrity Putting Contest paired these special miracle children with locally renowned media personalities for a round of miniature golf. At the end of the event, Giant/Martin’s announced that they had raising a record-setting $758,610 during the campaign that ran from June 24 through July 7.

“We humbly thank our loyal customers who joined with us in bringing hope to our communities and our local children’s hospitals,” Matt Simon, Giant/Martin’s vice president, marketing said. “We are once again amazed at the generosity of our customers, and this record-breaking donation will help fund special equipment to treat young patients, build new treatment facilities, and conduct groundbreaking, life-saving research.”

Specific Children’s Miracle Network Hospital projects that have benefited from Giant/Martin’s ongoing support include construction of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, as well as support for the construction of the new Penn State Children’s Hospital. 

In addition to the annual in-store campaigns during the summer and at the holidays, Giant/Martin’s associates also regularly volunteer at Children’s Miracle Network Hospital events, including radio and television telethons.

Giant Food Stores has more than 170 stores serving families in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia and has has donated more than $42 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in those areas over the past 22 years.

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