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The Rite Aid Foundation donates to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

The Rite Aid Foundation recently made a $250,000 donation to support nine Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic—including UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

The funds will help support the most urgent needs of UPMC Children’s Hospital – the needs that insurance does not cover but make our hospital a special place of hope and healing for patients and families.

Matt DeCamara, Executive Director of The Rite Aid Foundation, explains, “These are extraordinary times, and the efforts of CMN Hospitals to support healthcare providers and affected patients is very important and impressive. Across the country, children’s hospitals have found themselves joining the frontlines of this pandemic, offering everything from needed beds to valuable medical equipment. As a longstanding partner, The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to stand with CMN Hospitals during a time when collaboration and partnership mean more than ever.”

Recipients of the grant include:

    • Beaumont Children’s in Detroit, MI
    • Boston Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA
    • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA
    • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA
    • Cohen Children’s Medical Center in Long Island, NY
    • Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville, PA
    • Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, PA
    • Seattle Children’s in Seattle, WA
    • UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA

Rite Aid has a long-standing tradition of supporting UPMC Children’s, having been a partner for the past 24 years. In 2019, Rite Aid raised $149,648 through foundation gifts and the icon campaign to fund research, equipment and programs including music and art therapy, which helps to brighten the day of a child who is recovering from a difficult procedure and supports them in processing feelings around treatment, diagnosis, and the hospital experience.

Thank you Rite Aid Foundation!