Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Perky Jerky® announced today that from October through December, customers at 16 participating Kroger stores will have an opportunity to donate to Nationwide Children’s by purchasing Perky Jerky®.
For every one-ounce bag of Perky Jerky® purchased in participating Kroger store checkout lanes, Perky Jerky® will donate $0.50 to Nationwide Children’s – specifically, to research efforts conducted by Kevin Flanigan, MD, attending neurologist and Principal Investigator in the Center for Gene Therapy in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s.
“We are thrilled to be able to raise awareness and dollars for Nationwide Children’s Hospital,” said Brian Levin, Chairman of the Herd of Perky Jerky®. “Dr. Flanigan’s research is such an important step toward helping children in our community and around the world.”
In addition to proceeds from purchases, Perky Jerky® will also donate an additional $0.50 for every social media post showing a customer with their bag of Perky Jerky® and using the hashtag #perkygivesback.
“We are extremely grateful to Perky Jerky® for their support,” said Jim Digan, President of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Their dedication to kids and important research will make a real difference in the lives of individuals who, in some cases, experience months of treatment and recovery.”
“We are thrilled to have the support of Perky Jerky® as we seek to find therapies for all boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy,” said Dr. Flanigan. “The impact of DMD on these children and their families is devastating, and support like this helps us move closer to bringing meaningful treatments to them by catalyzing our research.”
The list of participating Kroger stores can be found here.
About Perky Jerky®
Perky Jerky, the Best Tasting Jerky on Earth, is widely known for its bold flavors, unique tender texture and healthy nutritional perks. Distribution in the U.S. exceeds 40,000 locations nationwide and includes retailers such as Whole Foods, Kroger, Target, Wal-Mart, Costco, The Home Depot, CVS, 7-Eleven Japan and many others. For more information visit www.perkyjerky.com or follow @PerkyJerky on Twitter for new product releases and deals.
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 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 more than 11,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 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. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.