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Will Rogers Institute Donates $41,225 to Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Posted Date: October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 GULFPORT, Miss.— On Friday, September 19, 2014, The Will Rogers Institute presented a check for $41,225 to the Memorial Hospital Foundation. The funds were awarded as a grant and will be used to purchase a cutting edge Bunnell Life Pulse High Frequency Jet Ventilator for Memorial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The Jet ventilator is a unique style of ventilation that cannot be replicated by any other machine. Some infants have severe lung disease with either cysts, or emphysema like changes, or air leaks that don't respond to other strategies that get can be saved by this type of ventilation. "We truly appreciate the generosity of the Will Rogers Institute. This piece of equipment gives our team another tool to treat critically-ill newborns at Memorial," said Dr. David Kuhlmann, Neonatologist at Memorial. “It’s an honor for us to be able to partner with Regal Entertainment Group to fund the much needed equipment. None of this would be possible without their help. The staff at Memorial is doing such important work and we could not be happier to be a part of it,” said Christina Blumer, Donor Relations and Event Manager for The Will Rogers Institute. About The Will Rogers Institute The Will Rogers Institute is a program of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, a charity, named after one of the greatest humanitarians, philanthropists and entertainers that ever lived, Will Rogers. Originally a hospital for tuberculosis-stricken vaudevillians, The Will Rogers Memorial Hospital became a national training facility for doctors treating patients with tuberculosis and the Will Rogers Institute was created. Currently, the WRI perpetuates the legacy of Will Rogers as a national charitable health program dedicated to the support of research in debilitating lung disorders, medical school training fellowships, and recently becoming a national leader in providing life-saving neonatal ventilator equipment to hospitals throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.wrinstitute.org. About Regal Entertainment Group: Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,341 screens in 573 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of July 24, 2014. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.