Stater Bros. Campaigns to Fight Blood Cancers at all Stater Bros. Supermarket Locations

Stater Bros. has raised nearly $500,000 towards the fight against blood cancers

Jun 16, 2010, 12:37 ET from Stater Bros.

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. is partnering with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for three weeks in June to raise funds for leukemia, lymphoma and hodgkin's disease.  All 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets will be conducting this campaign to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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Stater Bros.' customers can participate by purchasing paper balloons for $1 each.  The paper balloons are scannable at the register and will be added to the customer's total bill and shown on the receipt for easy recordkeeping.  Customers are welcome to write their name or the name of a loved one on the balloons, which will be displayed inside the store.

This year's campaign will be the third year for the Stater Bros. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society partnership.  Last year, Stater Bros. raised over $300,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Stater Bros. also had the largest walk team at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual 2009 "Light The Night" Walk at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, with over 900 walkers.

This year's campaign will feature two brave Southern California survivors who have fought long and hard against the disease.  Cynthia, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at only 22 months old, is now healthy at age six.  Five-year-old Alex, who was diagnosed in October 23 of 2008, is currently in treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia but is now at the maintenance phase.

"The Stater Bros. Supermarket Family is very happy to be able to give back because there are so many people who have been affected by blood cancers and it is imperative that we join in the fight to find a cure," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets.  "We do not just do business in a community, we are part of each and every community we serve."

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 for patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $680 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers.  For more information about LLS, call 714-481-5600 or go to www.lls.org.

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 2009 of $3.77 billion.  The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  Last year, Stater Bros. donated more than $14 million in support of nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves and is the proud recipient of the "2010 Community Service Award" from America's Supermarket Industry.

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Contact:  Susan Atkinson

Vice President Corporate Affairs

P.O. Box 150 - San Bernardino, CA 92402

Phone: (909) 733-5038



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