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OnCue raises $310,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

November 16, 2018

OnCue raises $310,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® during
‘spooktacular’ annual fall fundraiser

Stillwater, OK (November 15, 2018) – OnCue Express achieved a hair-raising $310,000 fundraising goal during the 26th annual St. Jude Halloween Promotion to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

During the month of October, participating restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and retail locations asked customers to donate at the register to support the hospital’s lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children. In exchange for contributing $1 or more, patrons received a Halloween-themed pinup donning a charming St. Jude patient to personalize and display in the store. Since 1992, the national campaign has generated $110 million to support St. Jude. The daily operating cost for St, Jude is $2.6 million, which is primarily covered by individual contributors.

OnCue has raised an astounding $1,987,537 for St. Jude over the course of their 12-year partnership, making them the largest regional partner for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In addition to participating in the Halloween campaign, OnCue also added multiple other fundraising initiatives this year, including; selling a limited edition co-branded cup benefiting St. Jude, serving as a Flagship Team for the 2018 Oklahoma City St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer and hosting a golf tournament with more than 160 participants.

“We hear from St. Jude families that have been through treatment and when a mom or dad say thanks for giving us another birthday or Christmas with our child, no words can describe that feeling,” said Jim Griffith, OnCue CEO. “Thank you to all of our dedicated employees and customers involved in this effort. There is still more work to be done and we strongly support those efforts to eradicate pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.”

Treatments invented at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. Because of fundraisers like the St. Jude Halloween Promotion, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because St. Jude believes all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

To learn more about the St. Jude Halloween Promotion, visit stjude.org/halloween.

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About OnCue Express
Stillwater-based OnCue is a growing innovator in the Oklahoma convenience store market. Last year we celebrated 50 years in business. From our humble beginnings in 1966, we have expanded to more than 75 locations today and employ over 1,000 Oklahomans and expect to add many new jobs in Oklahoma this year. In addition to offering Phillips 66 Top Tier Gasoline, we have embraced CNG as an alternative domestic fuel and strive to lead the effort in innovative new fields. Our recent partnership with OG&E also unveiled EV charging stations as an option for our customers. Learn more at https://www.oncueexpress.com/.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).