SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society concluded another successful "Light The Night" fundraising campaign in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission to raise awareness and funds against Leukemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndromes. This year, Stater Bros. Charities exceeded their goal by raising $331,462 for the fight against blood cancers.
Each year during the month of June, Stater Bros'. customers at all 166 Stater Bros. Supermarkets can purchase $1 paper balloons at the time of checkout to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For 6 years now, Stater Bros. customers and employees have raised more than $1.8 million. The funds raised during the campaign directly benefit the Southern California communities that are served by Stater Bros. Supermarkets in the form of educational programs, financial aid, family support groups, first connection programs and countless others.
"The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is extremely grateful to Stater Bros., its employees and customers who are helping to make a difference in the lives of so many patients and their families through this initiative," said John Walter, LLS President and CEO. "Stater Bros. has raised more than $1.8 million since they started participating in the paper balloon icon program, and that incredible effort is going a long way toward helping LLS advance its mission."
"The Stater Bros. Supermarket Family is very happy to give back by hosting the paper balloon program in all our stores," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets. "It is imperative that we join in the fight to find a cure."
In addition to the campaign, Stater Bros. Charities partners with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at their annual "Light The Night" Walk at Angel Stadium which will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This walk will honor those who have been affected by blood cancers, those who will walk in memory of someone who has lost their battle with blood cancer and those who have a family member or friend who is currently battling the disease. To learn more, visit www.lightthenight.org.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
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, 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. For more information log onto www.staterbros.com
About Stater Bros. Markets
Stater Bros. 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 2012 of $3.9 billion. The Company currently operates 166 Supermarkets, and there are over 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Throughout the year 2013, Stater Bros. will be celebrating 77 years of proudly serving Southern California Families.
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