GPM Investments, LLC raises over $45,000 through St. Jude Give thanks. Give hope.™ to help find cures to save children battling cancer & other life-threatening diseases
July 30, 2019
RICHMOND, VA— GPM Investments, LLC, through two of its c-store chains, raised $45,255.55 during the St. Jude Give thanks. Give hope.™ campaign by enlisting its loyal customers to donate $1 or more 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.
This year, GPM’s c-store chains, 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 percent 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 Arie Kotler, President and CEO at GPM. “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.
For more information about the campaign, visit stjude.org/givethanksgivehope.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
About GPM Investments, LLC
GPM Investments, LLC, 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 company, based in Richmond, VA, 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. Its stores offer a large selection of grocery items, such as fresh fruit, an exclusive (e)vapors® line, a proprietary fas SNACKS line, and many other products to suit the needs of every customer. One feature, setting many of its convenience stores apart is a wide array of proprietary food offerings ranging from fresh-made salads and sandwiches to healthy, grab-and-go meals.
Visit www.gpminvestments.com to learn more about GPM’s stores.