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DANVILLE, Pa. -- The Giant Company has long supported Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital through annual donations supported by Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger campaigns and activities. These donations have been used to provide life-saving equipment and programs at the children’s hospital and pediatric services throughout the state.

This week to help provide even more assistance to the hospital and the youngest members of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Giant Company made a donation of $50,000 to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

“We are grateful for this generous gift from the Giant Company during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Nancy Lawton-Kluck, chief philanthropy officer of Geisinger Health Foundation. “Giant’s Family Foundation has supported our pediatrics services at Geisinger for more than 20 years and, at this unprecedented time, we are thankful for this donation to help equip our caregivers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus.” 

The Giant Company announced a total of $250,000 in donations to five hospitals including, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Penn State Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Children’s National Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

“While there has been a great focus on the effects COVID-19 has on our older population, children fighting cancer or other serious medical conditions with weakened immune systems may need further specialty care,” said Nicholas Bertram, president, The GIANT Company. “The GIANT Company has long supported our local children’s hospitals, and we are proud to continue doing what we can to assist in providing quality care to those children and support for the dedicated medical staff on the front lines of this pandemic.” 

If you or your business can help by donating supplies, blood or make monetary donation to help in the fight against the COVID-19, please call 800-739-6882 or visit geisinger.org/fightcovid.

About Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger
Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger helps make miracles happen every day at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics.  A nonprofit organization, it has raised more than $64 million for pediatric services, equipment and programs throughout Geisinger Health System since 1984.  For more information on Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger, call 1-800-322-5437 or (570) 271-6188, or visit www.geisinger.org/cmn.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Mike McMullen
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814-502-8998
mmmcmullen@geisinger.edu