Rite Aid Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center for camp scholarships




The Rite Aid Corporation today sent along word that its foundation granted a $10,000 grant to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center that will go toward scholarships for a camp for children with asthma. Here are the details:



CAMP HILL, Pa. (Aug. 5, 2013) – The Rite Aid Foundation announced today a $10,000 grant to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, which will use the funding to provide scholarships to Camp Superkids. Camp Superkids is a weeklong residential summer camp for children with asthma ages 7½ to 12. A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year for qualified families across the Baltimore Region and beyond.


“Knowledge is the key when it comes to managing asthma,” said Gayle Rife, Rite Aid Foundation Manager.  “Camp Superkids is the perfect environment for children to learn proper asthma management skills while having fun, and that’s why The Rite Aid Foundation is proud to support this worthy program from Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.”


Camp Superkids offers a traditional summer camp experience with the extra attention and care to help children with asthma feel safe managing their condition. The camp is staffed at a ratio of 3 campers to 1 counselor with volunteer registered nurses, physician assistants and nonmedical counselors. To obtain additional information about Camp Superkids, please email campsuperkids@gmail.com.


“With asthma, even the most regular childhood activities can be intimidating,” said Heather Dougherty, Camp Superkids Administrator. “Thanks to the grant from The Rite Aid Foundation, we’ll be able to provide a fun and educational camp environment where children can increase their independence and learn to better cope with their asthma.”


Rite Aid operates about 150 stores in across Maryland.


The Rite Aid Foundation, founded in July 2001, is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping children’s health and well-being. Since its inception, The Rite Aid Foundation has awarded grants totaling more than $15 million to more than 1,300 organizations nationwide. For more information on The Rite Aid Foundation, visit www.riteaid.com.


Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with more than 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2013 annual revenues of $25.4 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company’s website at www.riteaid.com.