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Love’s receives special honor for its CMNH fundraising efforts

Posted January 29, 2016
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Friday, January 29, 2016

​Last month, our CMN Hospitals closed out a big year, and they set the stage for an even bigger one. Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, hosted Creig Roberts' District 1963 team for a celebration brunch, VIP hospital tour and award ceremony for Love's top fundraisers in the country.

"You all truly have a passion for raising money for our kids, and it shows," said Luke Gregory, CEO of Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. "It is amazing what you do in just a five-week campaign, and we cannot thank you enough."

Hospital directors and execs, CMNH officials, and Jenny Love Meyer were all on hand to recognize this standout team for raising a total of $207,456 for their local hospitals in the 2015 CMNH campaign. That's roughly 9 percent of our campaign total!

Love's 346 General Manager Bernie Burns and team were our No. 1 location across the company, raising an astonishing $51,700 in just five weeks. Love's 244 General Manager Sean Stoops and team were close behind, raising $40,100 during the campaign. Most store teams in District 1963 raised at least $18,000.

Vanderbilt Children's Hospital awards Bernie Burns, GM Love's 346 in Columbia, Tennessee, with their Top Fundraiser trophy 

LeBonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, awards Sean Stoops, GM Love's 244 in Jackson, Tennessee, with their Top Fundraiser trophy

Love's is in the house. Permanently.

Not to be outdone, Kenneth Riggs' District 1956 team was also recognized in a memorable and lasting way for their outstanding campaign results. Their district raised $175,416 overall.

Kenneth and his general managers brought their top CMNH-focused team members in to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock for a reception, awards ceremony and special hospital tour. All of our CMN Hospitals tours are special, but this one was more so because it featured the unveiling of four brand-new patient rooms named for Love's Travel Stops!

Here to stay. This is one of four Love's Travel Stops rooms in the cardiovascular intensive care unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital 

"This is a beautiful representation of what's been a record-breaking year for the Love's CMNH Campaign, and it's a way we can honor Kenneth and his team's hard work," said Erica Phillips, development officer for Arkansas Children's Hospital. "There's so much excitement in the air here. We are ever-grateful for your passion for our kids."

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