Press Release

Annual Campaign For Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Begins

(OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 22, 2017) – Love’s Travel Stops will help make miracles happen one dollar at a time beginning Saturday, Aug. 26. Love’s 18th annual campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals runs Aug. 26 – Sept. 30. More than 430 Love’s locations nationwide will sell Miracle balloons for $1, $5 or $20 and hold events to raise money for sick and injured children in their communities.

“We firmly believe in making a difference in cities and towns where we have a presence, and raising funds for CMN Hospitals is the perfect way to do it,” said Jenny Love Meyer, vice president of communications for Love’s. “The hard work our store teams pour into this campaign shows their level of passion for helping kids who rely on local hospitals for life-saving treatments. We’re thankful for our Customers who have rallied around us during our campaign year after year to help us make it a success.”  

CMN Hospitals raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across North America. Donations stay local to fund hospitals in those communities. Of the 170 CMN Hospitals members throughout North America, 101 benefit from Love’s annual campaign. This year, Love’s hopes to raise more than $2.6 million through its annual store campaign. Since beginning its partnership in 1999, Love’s has raised more than $18 million for the nonprofit.

Customers can support kids in their communities by purchasing paper balloons at the registers. Balloons can be purchased with or without additional items. Love’s stores nationwide also organize events like bake sales, cookouts, golf tournaments, 5K runs and more, which provide Customers with additional opportunities to get involved and donate.

Love’s will show additional support for CMN Hospitals this year on National Coffee Day. On Friday, September 29, Love’s will donate money from the sale of all 24-ounce coffees and cappuccinos to CMN Hospitals. In honor of National Coffee Day, all 24-ounce hot beverages will cost $1.

“With the commitment, dedication and support of Love’s employees and Customers, they have made countless miracles happen nationwide,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. “Without the help of partners like Love’s, we couldn’t provide specialized equipment, care for families regardless of their ability to pay, or conduct life-saving research for children. We look forward to another successful store campaign this year.”

About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 430 locations in 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 17,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.

 About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.