For the seventh year in a row, WT Group is supporting Speedway’s Miracle Child Sponsorship, a program that raises money to support Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across the United States. This year, WT Group is sponsoring Miracle Kid Gia Ramian who is a patient at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. To meet all the Speedway Miracle Kids and see their firsthand experiences, click here.
Shining a light on the importance of children’s hospitals who impact the lives of millions of children and their families annually is a genuine passion for the WT Group team. Spearheading the fundraising involvement for Children’s Miracle Network are Troy Triphahn, COO, Steve Howett, President, Pratum Construction, and Chris Kalischefski, President, Design & Program Management.
“This is one of the most important things we do all year,” said Troy Triphahn. “We work hard, serve our clients well and try to make a difference in the community through service and support. But what is more important than helping sick and injured children get the care they need? We hope that our contributions will help make a meaningful difference for Gia and her family.”
Over the past 28 years, Speedway has raised more than $109 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Last year alone Speedway raised more than $9.8 million for the network, with help from business partners like WT Group. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion—most of it $1 at a time—for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada. The money raised supports research and training, equipment purchases, and pays for the care of children whose families may not be able to afford treatment. The goal is to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
“WT Group believes strongly in giving to others,” said Chris Kalischefski. “We are a corporate citizen of the communities we serve, and our employees believe in the strength and purpose of supporting the greater good. This is a cause that is near and dear to our hearts, individually and as a company.”