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The GIANT Company Donates $250,000 to Support Five CMN Hospitals’ COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts

A CMN Hospitals partner since 1997, The GIANT Company, along with GIANT and MARTIN’S customers, have donated more than $47 million to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals over the past 23 years of partnership. 

Carlisle, PA, March 26, 2020 – To help provide assistance for the youngest members of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, The GIANT Company announced today a donation of $250,000 to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Children’s Hospital, The Janet Weis Children’s Hospital at Geisinger, Children’s National Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center will each receive $50,000.

“On behalf of the children and families we serve, we are grateful to receive this generous support from GIANT,” said Madeline Bell, president and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “GIANT’s commitment to the well-being of its communities has never been more needed – or more appreciated.”

“Our team is in full force preparing and responding to this crisis,” said DeAnn Marshall, president, Children’s National Hospital Foundation. “There is so much we will need to tackle in the days, weeks and months ahead – for our patients and their families, our community and our care providers and staff who are working tirelessly to stem the tide. We are grateful for the support of The GIANT Company. Together, we can ensure that Children’s National has the resources necessary to care for those in our community who depend on us now and in the future.”

“In light of COVID-19, there are many unknowns from day to day, hour to hour. What we do know is that partners like The GIANT Company continue to stand by our side. This generous gift will boost our medical resources and support our tactical efforts to protect our health system’s patients from the evolving threat of the coronavirus. Thank you, GIANT, for your commitment to providing our community with the best care possible,” Steve Massini, CEO, Penn State Health.

Each hospital has mobilized their teams to combat COVID-19 in their respective communities. In the case of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Children’s National Hospital, they have established drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers for children who are most-at-risk. In addition, the hospitals are working to ramp up their telemedicine programs to make care as accessible as possible during this time, providing the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) and resources to support the well-being of their medical staffs and helping to accelerate research efforts to improve treatments.

“While there has been a great focus on the effects COVID-19 has on our older population, children fighting cancer or other serious medical conditions with weakened immune systems may need further specialty care,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, The GIANT Company. “The GIANT Company has long supported our local children’s hospitals, and we are proud to continue doing what we can to assist in providing quality care to those children and support for the dedicated medical staff on the front lines of this pandemic.”