Love's Travel Stops' Miracle Balloon Campaign to Benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital

August 27, 2014

Love’s Travel Stops employees and customers are showing a lot of heart for central Ohio’s sick and injured kids with the return of their annual in-store fundraiser for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Starting this week through September 30, those who donate a $1, $5 or $20 Miracle Balloon icons at the register will directly help Nationwide Children’s fund lifesaving vital treatments, equipment, therapy programs, and charitable care for sick and injured kids.

Since 1999, Love’s Travel Stops has supported Nationwide Children’s and the one million patient visits that occur annually at the hospital. In addition to the register campaign, Love’s employees organize fundraising events that include bake sales, cook-offs, pumping gas for kids and other employee-driven events.

As with all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals register fundraisers, donations made locally will stay 100 percent local. Visit www.loves.com to locate your nearest store.

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Ranked 7th of only 10 children’s hospitals on U.S.News & World Report’s 2014-15 “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare networks providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children, and adolescents. As the 3rd busiest hospital in the country, Nationwide Children’s provides care for more than 1 million patient visits annually, and provides more than $122 million in charity care and community benefits services throughout central Ohio. Nationwide Children's believes that no child should be refused necessary care and attention for lack of ability to pay. Upon this fundamental belief, Nationwide Children's is committed to providing the highest quality care since its founding in 1892. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

About Love's Travel Stops
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops is headquartered in Oklahoma City and remains entirely family-owned and operated. The company operates more than 310 locations and 190 truck tire care centers in 39 states. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops), or follow @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.

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 http://www.CMNHospitals.org and http://www.facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.