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OKLAHOMA CITY -- 7-Eleven stores based here presented a $1 million pledge to the Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF) that will help fund pediatric research, clinical care and education for Oklahoma children.
According to a CHF press release, the significant 7-Eleven donation marks a great step toward the Oklahoma campaign for children's health, a $30 million dollar campaign created to meet the needs of the state's ill children. All funds raised by CHF stay in the state, granting ill children access to exceptional pediatric care without leaving the state.
“We are excited to have 7-Eleven Stores as a new part of the CHF family,” Kathy McCracken, CHF Executive Director said in the released statement. “The 7-Eleven donation will make large strides in improving the health of Oklahoma’s children. We are grateful for their dedication to the mission of the Foundation and for so generously supporting our life-saving work.”
To honor 7-Eleven, the fifth-floor in the OU Children's Physicians building, home to Children's Hospital Foundation supported physicians, will bear the 7-Eleven name. The c-store giant also donated a grand piano for the Atrium, set to open in March 2011, the release stated.
For nearly 40 years, 7-Eleven has raised money for children's causes and is excited about making a significant contribution to the Children's Hospital Foundation at the OU Medical Center, according to the release.