SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities has announced that $231,896 was recently raised during the Kids 4 Hope Campaign, which benefits Pediatric Cancer Programs at City of Hope in Duarte, California. Stater Bros. has conducted this very successful company-wide Kids 4 Hope Mobile Campaign for 9 years, and to date this campaign has raised over $1,280,000 for City of Hope Pediatric Cancer Programs.
"The Stater Bros. 'Family' has a long history of giving back to our friends and neighbors in the communities we are privileged to serve," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. "We are especially pleased to participate in campaigns that make a difference in the lives of so many children."
During the month of October, customers and employees at all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets purchased $1 and $5 Kids 4 Hope paper mobiles at the time of checkout. All the funds collected go directly to the City of Hope to support its pediatric cancer research, treatment and educational programs.
About City of Hope
For nearly 100 years, City of Hope's pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Compassion drives their innovation. Every discovery they make and new treatment they develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully. As an independent medical and research institution, they can break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of laboratory findings to more effective treatments. City of Hope works with urgency because time matters. Patients with cancer need better options today, not next week or next year. City of Hope is transforming the future of health. Every day they turn science into practical benefit. They turn hope into reality. They accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.
About Stater Bros. Charities
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children-in-need, and education for both youth and adults, services for the elderly and care for our Nation's Veterans. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.
About Stater Bros. Markets
Stater Bros. Markets was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2011 of $3.7 billion. The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.
Susan Atkinson, President
Stater Bros. Charities
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