BOSTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hess Corporation will present two $50,000 checks -- one to the Jimmy Fund through the Red Sox Foundation and the other to Children's Hospital Boston's Trauma Program -- as part of a home run program kicked off on Boston Red Sox' home opening day. Aric Morrison, a Hess Retail regional director, will present the checks before the game on October 4.
Hess Corporation promised to donate $500 for every home run hit during a New England Sports Network (NESN) televised game during the 2009 season. To date 189 Boston Red Sox home runs have been televised by NESN. Hess pledged to alternate its donations between each organization on a game-by-game basis and rounded up its donation to a total of $100,000.
"We've been part of the community here for 10 years, and we've seen what a difference the Jimmy Fund and Children's Hospital Boston make in the lives of children with serious medical needs," said Rick Lawlor, Vice President, Retail Marketing, Hess Corporation. "Thanks to another great season by the Red Sox, we're delighted to be able to lend our support through our Home Run Campaign."
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 is one of only a few hospitals in the United States 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 one of the leading independent gasoline-convenience retailers on the East Coast with more than 1,360 stations and convenience stores in 16 states from Massachusetts to Florida. Hess operates more than 170 locations in New England. For more information, please visit www.hessexpress.com.
About Hess Corporation
Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration, production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of refined petroleum, natural gas and electricity products. More information is available at www.hess.com.
About Children's Hospital Boston Trauma Program
Children's Hospital Boston, the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an internationally renowned center for medical research and treatment. It is one of the only pediatric hospitals nationwide that focuses on pairing world-class research with clinical resources to develop top therapies to treat and cure children. Many of the hospital's scientific advancements have far-reaching implications for treating adults, too -- they target diseases including prostate and breast cancer, macular degeneration, and Alzheimer's. Children's is also the leading provider of healthcare to children in Massachusetts. For more information visit: www.childrenshospital.org/newsroom.
About the Jimmy Fund
Founded in 1948, the Jimmy Fund (www.jimmyfund.org) supports the fight against pediatric and adult cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund, an official charity of the Boston Red Sox since 1953, to save countless lives worldwide by furthering cancer research and care. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institute's signature patient- and family-centered care.
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