PURCHASE, N.Y., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today through July 12, 2012 The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC customers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) through Stop & Shop's annual Triple Winner Game®. Customers who make a $1 contribution* to MSKCC receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and can win free store products, gift cards or cash prizes up to $10,000.
Through the Triple Winner Game, our customers and associates have raised in total over $69 million for the fight against childhood cancer. In the New York Metro Division, over $10,150,000 has been donated to the Department of Pediatrics at MSKCC.
The Triple Winner Program has become a national model of how corporations and consumers can partner together successfully to raise millions of dollars to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancers. Stop & Shop, with support from the New York Yankees in the New York Metro Division, has pledged to raise $1.5 million this year.
"Stop & Shop is enormously proud to be part of the team that is forcing pediatric cancer to retreat. Triple Winner has become a campaign that has saved lives, created research paths and provided genuine hope to families waiting for a cure," said Don Sussman, President of Stop & Shop's New York Metro Division. "There is now a proud and growing 'Triple Winner' family of young people who have a bright future because we have been able to put dollars into cancer research. I can't think of a better reward for everyone who continues to make this campaign a success."
Edy's Grand Ice Cream is teaming up again with Stop & Shop for a special fund-raising day on Saturday, April 28, 2012 to support the Triple Winner. Several of Edy's brands including single-serve ice cream cups, shakes and smoothies will be part of a special promotion benefitting MSKCC. Edy's will donate $.05 for every single-serve cup, shake or smoothie sold between April 13 and June 7, 2012 to MSKCC, with no limitation on the amount donated during this time frame. Last year, Edy's raised approximately $50,000 for the New York Metro Division and hopes to raise even more this year with the community's support.
"We are proud to partner with Stop & Shop and Edy's as this campaign represents the heart of the communities embracing our children," said Dr. Paul A. Meyers, Vice Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. "With their support, our researchers can continue to develop new ways to make childhood cancer treatment more effective for each child we treat."
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children's educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA's Smart Way program; has been awarded LEED (EB) certifications for 50 of its existing stores; and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com.
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. Its scientists and clinicians generate innovative approaches to better understand, diagnose, and treat cancer. Its specialists are leaders in biomedical research and in translating the latest research to advance the standard of cancer care worldwide. For more information, go to www.mskcc.org.
*No purchase/contribution necessary. Legal residents of NY, NJ and CT 18 or older are eligible. Valid from 4/13/12 to 7/12/12 (or when all tickets are distributed/termination announced). Odds of winning instant prize are 1 in 7. Odds of winning 2nd Chance Sweepstakes depends on number of entries. Restrictions apply. See stores for details or go to www.stopandshop.com.