SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) concluded another successful "Light The Night" fundraising campaign in support of LLS' mission to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. These funds will also help LLS invest in research to advances cures for blood cancers.
In June, Stater Bros.' customers at all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets purchased $1 and $5 paper mobiles at the time of check-out to support LLS. For seven years now, Stater Bros. customers and employees have raised more than $2 million. The funds raised during the campaign directly benefit the Southern California community in the form of research and 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 with blood cancer and their families," said Mark Roithmayr, Chief Development Officer, LLS. "Stater Bros. has raised more than $2 million since our partnership began 7 years ago, 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 mobile 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 will partner with LLS at its annual "Light The Night" Walk at Angel Stadium, which will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014. This walk will honor those who have been affected by blood cancer, including survivors as well as those who have lost their battle with blood cancer. 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, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
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. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 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's well-being, education, health, and help 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 2013 of $3.9 billion. The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Stater Bros. was recently rated the "Best Full Service Supermarket Chain in Southern California." For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.
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