Giant Eagle’s eighth annual register campaign raised more than $130,000 for the hematology-oncology programs at Akron Children’s Hospital’s two campuses.
Representatives from Giant Eagle presented a check for more than $46,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley on Aug. 23. The funds will be used to benefit the Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders.
“We’re incredibly appreciative of Giant Eagle’s continued support of this campaign,” said JoAnn Stock, senior director of development, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. “Donations like these help us make an impact in the community and accomplish our goal of giving children the best care possible.”
Fourteen area Giant Eagle stores participated by asking customers to donate a dollar or more to Akron Children’s Hospital at checkout over a four-week period. This is the second year Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley was involved in the campaign.
“Over our 86-year history, community impact has been a pillar of our business,” said Jannah Jablonowski, Giant Eagle spokesperson. “From our team members to our customers, we look forward to raising funds and helping services at Akron Children’s grow each year.”
Giant Eagle representatives also attended the Hematology Oncology Celebration at the Akron RubberDucks game on Aug. 24 to present a second check for more than $83,000 to Akron Children’s Showers Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. These funds were raised by 26 Akron-area Giant Eagle stores throughout this year’s register campaign.
Since the partnership began, Giant Eagle has raised more than $500,000 for cancer and blood disorder patients at Akron Children’s. In recognition of that philanthropic milestone, the hospital named a recently remodeled outpatient kitchen in the Showers Center after Giant Eagle.
“Giant Eagle has been such a generous corporate partner throughout the years,” said Machelle Syx, corporate alliance program lead at Akron Children’s. “The outpatient kitchen was a perfect fit for their philanthropy since its supporting wellness and nutrition for our cancer and blood disorders patients.”
You can make a donation to the Showers Center by clicking here and selecting to direct your gift to the “Children’s Blood and Cancer Fund.”