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Rite Aid Campaign Supports Kids Treated at Seattle Children’s Hospital

As COVID-19 impacts endure, Western Washington Rite Aid customers can help children and families with critical healthcare needs.

As part of Rite Aid’s continued support of Seattle Children’s Hospital, the company and its customers will come together July 12-August 8 to raise lifesaving funds to change kids’ health and change their future.

The campaign comes during a critical time when the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create extraordinary need across the country, including here in Washington state. Funds raised will help kids like Oliver. Looking at this energetic toddler today, you’d never guess he required lifesaving surgery just five days after his premature birth. Oliver faced unthinkable odds, but his fighting spirit — combined with Seattle Children’s expert care — gave him a new lease on life.

As part of a four-week, nationwide campaign among all 2,400 Rite Aid locations, customers can add a donation to their in-store transactions or donate via social media. Contributions will fund urgent treatments, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.

This year’s campaign celebrates the 36th year that Rite Aid has helped patients at Seattle Children’s Hospital. To date Rite Aid and its customers have raised and donated nearly $2.1 million in support of pediatric patients treated at Seattle Children’s.

“The ripple effects of COVID-19 have affected nearly every aspect of treatment and services for children’s hospitals and without the help of caring partners like Rite Aid, many may face significant impacts in the short- and long-term,” said Teri Nestel, interim president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “All dollars Rite Aid customers, associates and supplier partners raise truly changes kids’ health and changes their future in every community our member hospitals serve.”

The Rite Aid Foundation will also direct funds raised through KidCents, its customer-generated charitable giving program dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children living in communities Rite Aid serves, to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the duration of the fundraising campaign.

We are so thankful to our partnership with Rite Aid and for their support of kids and families at Seattle Children’s!