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Every Boston Red Sox Home Run Televised on NESN in 2008 to Help Children With Medical Needs

Hess Corporation Announces Home Run Campaign to Support Jimmy Fund and

Children's Hospital Boston

BOSTON, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hess Corporation today announced that Red Sox home runs this baseball season will help support children with medical needs through the Jimmy Fund and the Children's Hospital Boston's Trauma Program.

Hess Corporation will donate $500 for every home run hit during a New England Sports Network (NESN) televised game this season. NESN is scheduled to televise 149 Red Sox games in 2008. Hess will alternate its donations between each organization on a game-by-game basis. In 2007, the Red Sox hit 166 home runs with 153 coming during NESN televised games.

NESN will feature the home run program during its live coverage of Red Sox games, as well as provide updates throughout the season during the network's post-game shows.

"As marketing partners with the Red Sox, we are especially pleased to extend our relationship with the Red Sox organization and develop a program that can help support children with serious medical needs," said Rick Lawlor, Vice President, Retail Marketing, Hess Corporation. "It is part of our commitment to serving a community where we have developed a strong presence over the past 10 years."

Since its founding in 1948, the Jimmy Fund has supported the fight against cancer in children and adults at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

The Trauma Program at Children's Hospital Boston is a leading center in the treatment and care of injured children. It ranks among the top 10 hospitals nationwide for the volume of injured children treated. Children's is one of only a few hospitals in the United States to earn a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center verification from the American College of Surgeons, indicating that it provides the highest level of pediatric injury care. Today, some 50,000 patients come through the Children's Emergency Department each year. Approximately 11,000 of those cases are injury-related, from minor to severe.

Hess is one of the leading independent gasoline-convenience retailers on the East Coast with more than 1,360 stations and convenience stores in 14 states from Massachusetts to Florida. Hess operates about 160 locations in New England.

About Hess Corporation

Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration, production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of refined petroleum, natural gas and electricity products. More information is available at

About Children's Hospital Boston Trauma Program

Children's Hospital Boston, the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is an internationally renowned center for medical research and treatment. It is one of the only pediatric hospitals nationwide that focuses on pairing world-class research with clinical resources to develop top therapies to treat and cure children. Many of the hospital's scientific advancements have far-reaching implications for treating adults, too -- they target diseases including prostate and breast cancer, macular degeneration, and Alzheimer's. Children's is also the leading provider of healthcare to children in Massachusetts. For more information visit:

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund ( supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, helping to raise the chances of survival for children and adults with cancer around the world. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives by furthering cancer research and care. Unrestricted support from the Jimmy Fund is an integral part of Mission Possible: The Dana-Farber Campaign to Conquer Cancer, a $1 billion capital campaign to accelerate cancer research, speed development of life-saving therapies, and expand the Institute's signature patient- and family-centered care.


Lorrie Hecker, Hess Corporation


Colleen White, Goodman Media International


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