Rite Aid Kicks Off 22nd Annual Miracle Balloon Campaign for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Customers Can Support Their Local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
with Purchase of $1 Paper Miracle Balloons

Rite Aid Raised $6.3 Million in 2015, Bringing Grand Fundraising
Total Since 1994 to More Than $75 Million

CAMP HILL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rite Aid’s 22nd annual Miracle Balloon campaign for
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a leading nonprofit organization
that raises funds for children’s hospitals, is now underway. From now
through April 30, Rite Aid customers can support their local children’s
hospital by purchasing $1 paper Miracle Balloons at any Rite Aid store.
To show appreciation, supporters will receive $7 in coupon offers for a
variety of items sold at Rite Aid.

“Thanks to our caring associates, supportive customers and generous
supplier partners, in 2015, Rite Aid raised $6.3 million for the 95
local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals we support across the
country,” said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid CEO of stores, president of Rite
Aid Corporation and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. “Rite Aid is
proud of its longstanding relationship with Children’s Miracle Network
Hospitals and we look forward to another successful campaign this year,
raising much-needed funds to benefit the sick and injured children in
the communities we serve.”

In addition to selling $1 paper Miracle Balloons, Rite Aid associates
plan and host a variety of community fundraisers to help raise
additional funds including golf tournaments, yard sales, car washes and
other special events. Members of Rite Aid’s management team also
dedicate a day each summer to washing cars and participating in an
obstacle course outside the company’s headquarters in Camp Hill, Pa.

“Rite Aid is a phenomenal partner in our efforts to raise funds and
awareness for children’s hospitals. As charities, children’s hospitals
rely on donations to provide much-needed equipment, treatments and
charitable care for kids,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Support from Rite Aid customers,
associates and their supplier partners ensures kids in their communities
have the care they deserve.”

Since becoming a partner in 1994, Rite Aid has raised more than $75
million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, making Rite Aid the
organization’s sixth largest corporate partner. Funds raised by Rite Aid
help to provide pediatric equipment, treatments, research, therapy
programs and charitable care benefiting sick and injured kids.

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 2015 annual revenues of $26.5 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