On Friday, June 10, 2022, Chick-fil-A hosted its 2nd Annual “Chicken for a Cure” benefiting Atrium Health Levine Children’s Hospital. Fifty-one Charlotte-area restaurants participated in the fundraiser, donating 100% of mobile order proceeds from the evening in support of pediatric patient care initiatives in the region.
Founded in 1967, Chick-fil-A remains committed to serving not only its customers, but the local communities in which it operates, through corporate giving initiatives like the Chick-fil-A Shared Table™ program and the True Inspiration Awards grants. In Charlotte, this spirit of giving has resulted in more than twenty years of partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital.
“It means so much to all of the Charlotte-area Chick-fil-A operators that our guests came out and supported our campaign, Chicken for a Cure, this past June,” said Beckie Johnston, operator at Chick-fil-A Stonecrest at Piper Glen. “We are honored to be able to give back to Levine Children’s Hospital to fund initiatives and help further the good work being done daily to serve families in our community.”
For Beckie, the campaign took on a personal meaning when her 17-month-old grandson was hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus in late June. Her grandson spent three nights at Levine Children’s Hospital and, while it was a frightening and stressful time, her family was comforted by the expertise and professionalism of the entire care team.
“The doctors were so good with my grandson,” shared Beckie. “They never rushed when they came in to see him and thoroughly explained everything that was going on and what to expect next. Levine Children’s Hospital has helped so many children and families, like ours, when they are going through scary and tough times during sickness. It’s a pleasure to be a part of the community that supports this organization.”
Thanks to Chick-fil-A’s long history of support and every customer who took part in this year’s campaign, Levine Children’s Hospital is one step closer to finding a cure.