GPM Investments, LLC Stores Raise more than $190,000 to Support Children & Adults with Muscular Dystrophy
February 24, 2017
RICHMOND, VA—GPM Investments, LLC announced that its 2016 MDA Holiday Fundraising Program raised over $190,000 to help liberate children and adults from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases.
For the entire month of December, more than 700 GPM convenience stores throughout the East Coast and Midwest, including Fas Mart®, Shore Stop®, Scotchman®, Village Pantry®, Apple Market, BreadBox, Li’l Cricket, Next Door Store, Young’s, and their customers, participated in a fundraising program in which customers purchased paper pinups for $1 to help find treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. Each pinup purchased by these generous customers was prominently displayed at the participating stores to symbolize strength, independence and life for MDA families in the community.
“Once again, GPM’ stores and its customers and employees have gone above and beyond to make a meaningful difference for people whose everyday freedoms – like walking, talking and even breathing – have been taken away by neuromuscular diseases,” said MDA Fundraising Coordinator, Stephanie Blazek. “In the last three years alone, GPM has raised over half a million dollars to support MDA and help us find ways to help our families live longer and grow stronger.”
GPM executives Arie Kotler, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chris Giacobone, Chief Operating Officer, presented the generous check of $190,023 together at an area Fas Mart® convenience store to an MDA Goodwill Ambassador. Funds raised this year made MDA Summer Camp possible for more than 90 children where they can experience the best week of the year and at no cost to their families.
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 the planned addition of Roadrunner Market stores in Q2 2017, GPM will widen its reach to more than 1,100 stores. The company, based in Richmond, VA, operates or supplies fuel to stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. Their stores offer specialty coffee and cappuccino, innovative beverage programs, a large selection of grocery items, such as fresh fruit, an exclusive E-vapors® 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 their stores.
MDA is leading the fight to free individuals — and the families who love them — from the harm of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America.
Learn how you can fund cures, find care and champion the cause at mda.org.