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Wawa Celebrates 10 Years in Florida

On July 18, 2012, Wawa opened its first Florida store in Orlando – located directly across from Sea World at 5910 Central Florida Parkway. Wawa has since expanded to nearly 250 stores and 10,000 associates across the Sunshine State, with plans for continued growth ahead.

Over the past 10 years, Wawa has remained a dedicated partner to Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and has made an incredible impact on our community. We celebrated this milestone at Wawa’s “Florida 10th Anniversary Family Reunion” event at the first location, along with associates, customers, community partners. As part of the celebration, the Wawa Foundation made a $10,000 donation to each national charity partner, including Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals. These funds will be directed towards Orlando Health Arnold Palmer and other member CMN hospitals in Florida.

As we reflect on our 10 years of partnership, we recognize the incredible impact Wawa has had on our hospital. Through annual register campaigns, grants, events, and in-kind donations, Wawa and the Wawa Foundation have helped shape the care we provide to patients and their families. From enhancing facilities, like our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, to funding programs like our Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, support from Wawa is creating healthier futures for kids in our community.