WESTBOROUGH, MASS., October 16, 2018 – Today, leading convenience retailer Cumberland Farms announced that its 7th annual Cups for Kids fundraiser raised more than $85,000 for Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. Throughout the month of August, five cents from every iced coffee purchased at Cumberland Farms locations throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island was donated to support the life changing technologies and pediatric care programs at Floating Hospital for Children. To celebrate, Tufts Medical Center hosted a check presentation on September 25th.
“We are so proud to make this contribution from another successful Cups for Kids fundraiser,” said Ari Haseotes, CEO of Cumberland Farms. “We are grateful to the community for their participation in this program over the past seven years. This support helps us enable our partner hospitals to make a difference in the lives of their patients.”
This year, Cumberland Farms will donate a total of $151,000 raised from the Cups for Kids fundraiser to its five hospital partners across the Northeast. In addition to Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, participating hospitals include the following:
- Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
- Bernard & Millie Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center
- Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
- The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center
“We are so thankful for the continued support and partnership of Cumberland Farms and the incredible response from the community in helping to make this year’s Cups for Kids fundraiser the most successful year yet,” said Geoffrey G. Binney, Jr., MD, MPH, Acting Pediatrician-in-Chief at Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. “Funds raised through this campaign help us to continue to provide the most compassionate and highest quality of care to our smallest patients and their families.”
For further information on the fundraising total donation from Cumberland Farms’ Cups For Kids campaign, please visit www.cumberlandfarms.com/company/doing-good/cups-for-kids or follow Cumberland Farms @CumberlandFarms.
About Cumberland Farms
Cumberland Farms makes life easier for busy people every day. What started in 1939 with a cow and a dream has grown into a network of nearly 600 convenience stores across 8 states. Three generations later, Cumberland Farms is still family owned and operated, and continues to reflect the values it was built upon: envisioning a better way to serve customers by providing the best possible products at the best possible prices. Whether you're buying a cold Chill Zone drink, a hot or iced cup of Farmhouse Blend Coffee, or filling the gas tank, convenience and customer service are key. Cumberland Farms also has a long heritage of giving back to the communities where it operates, from feeding the hungry to supporting local sports teams and fundraising. For more information, please visit us at http://www.cumberlandfarms.com or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/cumberlandfarms.
About Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Tufts Medical Center is an exceptional, not-for-profit, 415-bed academic medical center that is home to both a full-service hospital for adults and Floating Hospital for Children. Conveniently located in downtown Boston, the Medical Center is the principal teaching hospital for Tufts University School of Medicine. The Medical Center features a level one trauma center with rooftop helipad, the largest heart transplant center in New England and a renowned research program, ranking among the top 10 percent of independent hospitals to receive federal research funding. A physician network of 1,800 New England Quality Care Alliance doctors represents our strong commitment to health in the community. Tufts Medical Center is a founding member of Wellforce, along with Circle Health and Hallmark Health. For more information, visit www.tuftsmedicalcenter.org.