Rite Aid Kicks Off 23rd Annual Miracle Balloon Campaign to Support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Now Through May 6, Customers Can Purchase $1 Paper Miracle Balloons
to Support Their Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital

Rite Aid Raised $6 Million in 2016, Bringing Grand Fundraising Total
Since 1994 to Nearly $81 Million

CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From now through May 6, Rite Aid associates chainwide will be raising
money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital during the
Company’s annual Miracle Balloon campaign. Rite Aid customers will be
encouraged to support their local children’s hospital by purchasing $1
paper Miracle Balloon and in return, customers will receive $7 in coupon
offers for select products sold at Rite Aid.

“For nearly 25 years, Rite Aid has been a proud sponsor of Children’s
Miracle Network Hospitals,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores,
president of Rite Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid
Foundation. “Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our associates to raise
funds during the campaign and the generosity of our customers and
supplier partners, we’re able to bring our core value of being a caring
neighbor to life, helping to make miracles happen for children being
treated at the 95 hospitals we support across the country.”

The 2017 campaign marks Rite Aid’s 23rd year of fundraising for the
organization, which helps provide pediatric equipment, treatments,
research, therapy programs and charitable care benefiting sick and
injured kids. Since becoming a partner in 1994, Rite Aid has raised
nearly $81 million, including $6 million in 2016, for Children’s Miracle
Network Hospitals, making Rite Aid the organization’s sixth largest
corporate partner. In addition to selling Miracle Balloons, Rite Aid
associates host a variety of special fundraisers such as motorcycle
rides, golf and fishing tournaments, plant and flower sales and car

“We’re thrilled our long-time partner, Rite Aid, is kicking off their
annual fundraising campaign during Children’s
Hospitals Week
, a new initiative dedicated to shining a light on the
importance of children’s hospitals and how donations help kids get the
best care when they need it,” said John Lauck, Children’s Miracle
Network Hospitals president and CEO. “We are so grateful for Rite Aid’s
continued support and applaud their unwavering commitment to improve the
lives of the sick and injured children.”

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading
drugstore chains with nearly 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District
of Columbia and fiscal 2016 annual revenues of $30.7 billion.
Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press
releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170
member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids
across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical
treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and
charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has
raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the
charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and
programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives
of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need
community support, and learn about your member hospital, at CMNHospitals.org
and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.


Rite Aid Corporation
Kristin Kellum, 717-975-5713