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Making Miracles Happen One Balloon at a Time

August 29, 2016

Love’s® Travel Stops & Country Stores Raises Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®

Customers and employees of Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores are showing a lot of heart for area children with the return of the annual in-store fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Love’s Miracle Balloon Campaign gives customers the opportunity to purchase $1, $3 or $5 balloons through September 30 as a donation to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Freeman Health System.

Nationally, the five-week campaign, including balloon sales and other events organized by Love’s employees, raised $2.15 million dollars in 2015. Since 1998, Love’s has raised more than $14 million dollars for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Funds raised through the annual campaign stay local to help sick and injured children. Freeman Health System, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, is one of 170 member hospitals in the nation.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals provides assistance to children from birth to 21 years of age in a 14-county area in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. All money raised stays local, helping children with medical needs and their families. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals helps furnish and maintain Freeman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, provides funding for local community organizations pediatric needs and provides pediatric emergency equipment for area agencies.

About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Ok. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 390 locations in 40 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Loves, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 15,000 people. To learn more, visit

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2016, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than four years in a row. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit or or follow Freeman