Hess Corp.’s home run program with the Boston Red Sox is benefiting two local institutions serving children’s medical needs.
Children’s Hospital Boston’s Trauma Program and the Jimmy Fund through the Red Sox Foundation each received a $55,000 check from Hess Retail Territory Manager Terri Bean at an on-field presentation at the Red Sox game on Oct. 1.
Hess Corp. promised to alternate $500 donations to the two institutions for every home run hit during a New England Sports Network (NESN) televised game during the 2010 season. To date 194 Red Sox home runs have been televised by NESN, and Hess is rounding up its donation to a total of $110,000.
“We’re delighted to increase our support through our Home Run Campaign this year, thanks to a terrific offensive season by the Red Sox,” said Rick Lawlor, vice president, Retail Marketing, Hess Corp. “Hess has been part of this community for over a decade, and we’ve seen what a remarkable difference the Jimmy Fund and Children’s Hospital Boston make in the lives of children with serious medical needs.”
Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
The Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital Boston is a leading center in the treatment and care of injured children. It ranks among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for the volume of injured children treated. Children’s Hospital is one of only a few hospitals in the U.S. to earn a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center verification from the American College of Surgeons, indicating that it provides the highest level of pediatric injury care. Today, some 50,000 patients come through the Children’s Emergency Department each year. Approximately 11,000 of those cases are injury-related, from minor to severe.
Hess is an independent gasoline-convenience retailer on the East Coast with more than 1,350 stations and convenience stores in 18 states from Massachusetts to Florida.