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OnCue raises $334,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

November 13, 2017

MEDIA CONTACT
Emily Drover
ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
405-815-5705 | Emily.Drover@stjude.org

OnCue raises $334,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® during
‘spooktacular’ annual fall fundraiser

Stillwater, OK (November 13, 2017 – OnCue Express achieved a hair-raising $334,000 fundraising goal during the 25th 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. The daily operating cost for St, Jude is $2.4 million, which is primarily covered by individual contributors.

This is the 11th year OnCue has participated in the annual St. Jude Halloween promotion, raising more than $1,673,000 for St. Jude. Since 1992, the national campaign has generated $110 million to support St. Jude.

“We have heard from families that have been, or are currently going 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 Greg Webb, OnCue. “I am grateful to work for a company that allows us to be involved in a golf tournament, have carnivals, bake sales and various other activities in the battle against this horrible disease. These dollars and effort displayed by all for these kids and their families is why we at OnCue will continue this battle. Words can’t express my thanks to all those involved in this effort and looking forward to next year, but looking more forward to the day of victory over this disease.”

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

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.

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).