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Bartell Drugs, Oberto team to help kids and Seattle Children’s Hospital


SEATTLE -- Bartell Drugs and Oberto Beef Jerky are joining forces to raise money for Seattle Children's in support of its mission to prevent, treat and eliminate pediatric diseases.

This is the second year the locally-based, family-owned companies have joined forces to raise money for the nationally acclaimed hospital. Last year, $24,500 was collected from the chain’s 64 Puget Sound locations.

During October, for each bag of Oberto Beef Jerky purchased at a Bartell location, a financial contribution will be made to the hospital – with a total expected up to $25,000.

The fundraising effort by the two family-owned companies reflects their long-time commitment to positively impact the lives of children and families living in the Puget Sound area.

"Regardless of a family's ability to pay, Seattle Children's delivers world-class care and is recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in the U.S.," said Bartell Drugs President and CEO Brian Unmacht. "This collaborative fundraising effort focuses on supporting the important healthcare role that Seattle Children's plays in our region."

To drive additional awareness, Bartell locations will have major in-store and print promotions as well as advertising.

"Oberto believes in making healthy and high quality snacks, but our mission is so much more. We pride ourselves on getting involved and serving our community," said Thomas Hernquist, CEO of Oberto. "We want all children to be able to live a healthy and active life and we hope our donations to Seattle Children's hospital will help this endeavor."

In early November, executives from both companies will present the donation check to officials from Oberto.

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