A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Raises $150,000 for the American Cancer Society®

Company's "Crafting a Better World' Program Reaches Milestone $1,000,000 Mark with Most Recent Donation

Feb 05, 2013, 13:04 ET from A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts

BERLIN, N.J., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- East Coast retailer A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts www.acmoore.com today announced that the company, along with its team members and customers, has raised $150,000 for the American Cancer Society.

All 141 A.C. Moore stores participated in the fundraising effort, which included a special Make & Take craft day and checkout donation program. This fundraising program is part of A.C. Moore's "Crafting a Better World" Program that helps local communities. Since its launch in 2010, the program has raised more than $1.1 million for not-for-profit organizations that provide services in the communities in which A.C. Moore stores operate.

"The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® program is one of the top breast cancer awareness and fundraising programs in the country, and we are proud to support the efforts of both the American Cancer Society and those who are continuing to fight breast cancer," said Pepe Piperno, Chairman of the Board of A.C. Moore. "We're also immensely proud of our customers and associates who worked to raise these funds, especially during the difficult economy."

"We are grateful for the efforts of the A.C. Moore employees and customers," said Roshini George, national vice president of health promotions for the American Cancer Society. "These funds will help the American Cancer Society create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays."

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® initiative is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to fund the fight. Making Strides walkers and supporters can be proud that their efforts are helping more than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors living in the US celebrate another birthday this year. Funds raised help the Society invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research, provide support 24 hours a day to those facing breast cancer, and ensure access to mammograms to women who need them.

About A.C. Moore

With 141 stores along the East Coast, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. brings families together for fun through creativity. Named by Parents Magazine as one of the top 10 places for birthday particles, A.C. Moore offers a wide range of programs to engage adults in crafting, including workshops, demonstrations and "Make & Takes."  In addition to traditional craft products, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts is also well-known for its selection of scrapbooking, jewelry, floral, yarn, art supplies, children's crafts kits and educational toys, along with ready-made frames and custom framing.  To locate your local A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, visit http://www.acmoore.com/, www.facebook.com/acmoore, twitter.com/officialacmoore and www.youtube.com/officialacmoore.

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