May 26, 2016 – San Diego, CA – Panda Express associates and customers gave it their all in 2015 for Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, a member of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Panda Express invited customers to Put the Money Where the Miracles Are by rounding up their purchase and donating at the register, surpassing $12 million in total funds raised for the charity since 2007.
The yearlong fundraiser resulted in $126,120.07 raised locally. Panda Express locations raised more than $4.9 million nationwide for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals in North America. Donations directly benefited 120 member hospitals in the communities where Panda Express operates, including Rady Children’s.
Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers, the $4.9 million raised from the Panda Express campaign will help fund life-saving equipment and facilities, extensive research and child-life services to help save and improve the lives of kids treated at Rady Children’s.
“Rady Children’s provides world-class care for children suffering from every injury and illness imaginable,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Panda Express store managers and associates did a tremendous job educating customers on why donations are needed. We are grateful for all those who opened up their generous hearts to help make miracles happen in their own communities.”
Panda Express has been a partner of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007, raising funds for children’s hospitals totaling more than $12 million raised.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed. Rady Children’s is a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to support its mission. For more information, visit www.rchsd.org and find us on Facebook, Twitter and Vimeo.