PURCHASE, N.Y., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all Stop & Shop customers: From April 11 through July 10, shoppers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center through Stop & Shop's annual Triple Winner® Game. Customers in New York, New Jersey and southern Connecticut who give a $1 contribution* to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and could be an instant winner of either a free product, or cash up to $10,000 or could receive a product coupon.
Stop & Shop has raised over $67 million through the Triple Winner Game to date and more than $13 million has been raised for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center since 2001. This year the company aims to raise another $1.5 million through its in-store campaign, "Donate Hope." The Triple Winner Game supports the fight against pediatric cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and provides children with in-depth intellectual and emotional support to help them adapt to their lives post-treatment.
"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 New York Metro Division.
"For the last thirteen years, Stop & Shop has provided a crucial lifeline to pioneering pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering," says Paul A. Meyers, MD, Vice Chair of MSK Department of Pediatrics. "With their associates and communities response and partnering with us in support of our efforts to better research, treatments and outcomes, Stop & Shop embodies the very essence of generosity. On behalf of the gifted physicians and scientists who devote their lives to conquering childhood cancers—and the children who will benefit now and in the future—I extend our deepest gratitude."
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.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, 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 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, www.facebook.com/stopandshop or tweet us @stopandshop.
*No purchase/contribution necessary. Legal U. S. residents 18 or older are eligible. Valid from 4/11/14 to 7/10/14 (or when all tickets are distributed/termination announced). Odds of winning an instant prize are 1 in 5. Odds of winning 2nd Chance Sweepstakes depends on number of entries. Restrictions apply. See stores for details or go to www.stopandshop.com.
Triple Winner® is a registered trademark of The Hutton Company, Inc.
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