CAMP HILL, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a non-profit organization that raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, has elected Brian Fiala, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Human Resources, to its Board of Governors. Fiala was elected at the organization’s recent annual board meeting in Orlando, FL.
“Rite Aid has been a tremendous partner to our hospitals for 17 years and we know Brian is a great addition to our Board of Governors," said John Lauck, CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We’re looking forward to his contributions and appreciate the commitment Brian has made to help grow Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We know our 170 hospitals and the millions of kids they serve each year will benefit.”
As a member of the Board of Governors, Fiala will support the fund raising and development function of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, promote the cause of hospitals for children throughout the international business community, endeavor to attract companies to become major financial contributors to the organization and its fund raising efforts, and perform such other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.
Fiala joined Rite Aid in 2007 as Executive Vice President of Store Operations and was named Executive Vice President of Human Resources in July 2011.
“Since joining the Rite Aid team, I’ve been so impressed by the passion our associates have for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, not only during our annual paper Miracle Balloon campaign each spring, but throughout the year,” said Fiala. “It’s an honor to represent them on the Board of Governors and I look forward to advancing the mission of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and helping the kids who need it the most.”
In May, Rite Aid surpassed the $50 million mark in its fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since becoming a sponsor in 1994. Most of the money was raised through the sale of $1 paper Miracle Balloons in Rite Aid stores each spring. The money raised by Rite Aid provides critical care, helps to purchase life-saving equipment, funds ground-breaking research and covers medical costs for uninsured or underinsured pediatric patients at 117 children’s hospitals in the communities Rite Aid serves.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. To learn more about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit www.CMNHospitals.org.
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with approximately 4,700 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2011 annual revenues of $25.2 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.
Rite Aid Corporation
Ashley Flower, 717-975-5718
KEYWORDS: United States North America Florida Pennsylvania
INDUSTRY KEYWORDS: Health Hospitals Philanthropy Retail Specialty Foundation Fund Raising