KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend at Kansas Speedway, every driver will be racing for a win. But Daniel Suárez and the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Camry team, are racing for much more - $1 Million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals).
This exciting opportunity is a big part of STANLEY's Annual "Racing for a Miracle" campaign in partnership with CMN Hospitals and the Ace Hardware Foundation. If Suárez wins, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK) will donate $1 Million to CMN Hospitals through the Ace Hardware Foundation. The "Racing for a Miracle" program with STANLEY and the Ace Hardware Foundation will once again pledge $100,000 to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. It's a total contribution of more than one million dollars since the program started to help member hospitals and local children. As the most successful and longest-running campaign of its kind, it's safe to say that all eyes will be on Suárez this weekend.
On Thursday, Suárez will tour the local Pediatrics Unit at The University of Kansas Health System, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital, and meet many of the young patients admitted there. While visiting, Suárez and representatives from STANLEY, will present the $100,000 donation to CMN Hospitals on behalf of the Ace Hardware Foundation. The team will also unveil the paint scheme that will run this weekend on the No. 19 STANLEY Toyota. The paint scheme includes names of one child from each state who represents Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, as well as four very special children who will serve as "Honorary Pit Crew Members" of the No. 19 team throughout the weekend.
"I've always admired this program," says Suárez. "But I have a whole new level of respect now that I'm partnering with the STANLEY team. I am blown away by the courage and determination of the kids treated at CMN Hospitals and I am more motivated than ever to win this race."
This is Suárez's first year racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series with Joe Gibbs Racing and the STANLEY race team. The 25-year-old Monterrey, Mexico-native is the first Mexican-born driver to capture a NASCAR national series victory, and the fifth Latino driver to win a NASCAR national series race.
Follow Suárez this weekend at #RACINGforMIRACLES. For more information on the "Racing for a Miracle" program, including more ways to support Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, visit http://www.stanleyracing.com
About Stanley Black & Decker
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 and FORTUNE 500 company, is the world's leading provider of tools and storage, the world's second-largest commercial electronic security company, and a leading engineered fastening systems provider, with unique growth platforms in the Oil & Gas and Infrastructure industries. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Craftsman, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more. The company's STANLEY Healthcare Solutions division is the North American leader in Infant Security, with its Hugs(TM) Infant Protection System. Learn more at http://www.stanleyblackanddecker.com.
About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.
About the Ace Hardware Foundation
As the official charitable division of Ace Hardware Corporation, the Ace Hardware Foundation helps enhance the vision of being the "Helpful Place" in local communities across the country and around the globe through charitable giving. The Ace Hardware Foundation provides support and philanthropic opportunities to its consumers, retail store owners, vendors and team members to give back to local communities through fundraising efforts for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
About Ace Hardware
For more than 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful hardware folks in thousands of neighborhoods across America, providing customers with a more personal kind of helpful. With more than 5,000 hardware stores locally owned and operated across the globe, Ace is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and also have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Its retailers' stores are located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and approximately 60 countries. For more information on Ace, visit acehardware.com or the company newsroom at newsroom.acehardware.com.
About KU Pediatrics
KU Pediatrics, in conjunction with The University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System, provides the medical care and leading-edge research needed to treat children today and find the treatments for tomorrow. Since 1985, KU Pediatrics has been partnered with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and provide families with the best care possible. Through various partners and events, funds raised stay local and are utilized for immediate medical care, equipment and pediatric research initiatives.
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