Publix Super Markets customers and associates once again showed their immense support for local sick and injured children during the annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in-store fundraiser. This year’s campaign raised $2,507,029, a record-breaking amount and 25 percent increase over 2011 totals.
Funds generated from the May 26 –June 16 campaign will directly benefit 19 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals located in five southeastern states: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.
2012 marks the 21st year Publix customers and associates have rallied to help their nearest CMN Hospital through the purchase of $1, $3 and $5 “Miracle Balloons” at the register. Their generous donations help to fund a variety of live-saving treatments, purchase critical medical equipment and provide needed charitable care, research and education. To-date, Publix customers have raised more than $23 million for children in their communities.
“The dedication, commitment and sheer generosity of Publix customers and associates is not to be underestimated. The proof is in this year’s record fundraising totals, and the results will be evident in hospital rooms and hallways throughout the Southeast,” said John Lauck, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals president and CEO. “We are so grateful for our longstanding partnership with Publix, and congratulate everyone on an extraordinary fundraising campaign.”
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 151,500 employees, with 2011 sales of $27 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,057 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee.