GPM Investments LLC, through its c-store chains Roadrunner Markets and Crenco Stores, raised $45,255.55 during St. Jude’s ‘Give thanks. Give hope.’ campaign by enlisting customers to donate at checkout.
Their efforts help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital continue to lead the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Roadrunner Markets and Crenco Stores joined more than 100 participating partners nationwide by asking customers to purchase a spring-themed $1 paper pin-up in support of St. Jude for the entire month of June. To date, this campaign has brought together generous consumers and retail partners from across the U.S. and has raised more than $8.25 million for the children of St. Jude.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. By donating a dollar at a time, customers helped ensure no family will ever receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
“We are proud to partner with our customers to support the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said GPM President and CEO Arie Kotler. “It’s true that every dollar makes an impact when supporting such a great cause. Our customers truly showed their generosity in support of this campaign that allows St. Jude to continue the research that leads to lifesaving treatments for children across the country and around the world.”
For the past several years, Roadrunner and Crenco stores have raised more than $875,000 for St. Jude and every dollar raised through this campaign helps ensure St. Jude has the freedom to focus on what matters most — saving kids regardless of their financial situation.
GPM Investments together with its subsidiaries, is the largest privately-owned company in the convenience store channel of business. With recent acquisitions, GPM has widened its reach to approximately 1,400 stores. The Richmond, Va.-based company operates or supplies fuel to stores in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.