2016-05-12 / Business

Rite Aid presents Hurley with check to help fund pediatric program

By Sam Tunningley
810-452-2661 • stunningley@mihomepaper.com

GENESEE COUNTY - Rite Aid Pharmacies presented a check of $100,000 last Thursday, May 5, toward the Hurley Foundation’s Hospital longterm pediatric efforts in intervening on the damaging effects of Flint’s water crisis.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director, Michigan State University and Hurley Children’s Hospital Pediatric Public Health Initiative; Richard Warmbold, Ph.D., Hurley Foundation President; and Tracy Henderson, Rite Aid Foundation and Charitable Giving Initiatives Director were all in attendance.

Hanna-Attisha, the pediatric doctor who is credited with discovering and pushing crucial findings in Flint, has started a series of initiatives to help combat the long-term effects of lead.

One of the newest programs is prescribing fruits and vegetables to kids, in order to maintain a healthy diet plan, of which the $100,000 dollars donated by Rite-Aid will offer significant help.

The money was given through Rite- Aid’s KidCents program, which encourages customers to round their purchases up to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to children in need. The donors’ contributions can be given to a charity of their choice.

Rite-Aid, a longtime donor to Hurley’s Miracle Network, has nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states.

For more information on the KidCents program, or to donate, visit kidcents.riteaid.com

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