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Stater Bros. Raises $200,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. is pleased to announce that the Company, its customers and employees recently raised $200,000 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.



For a two-and-a-half week period during the month of June, Stater Bros. customers and employees at all 165 Stater Bros. Supermarkets were given an opportunity to make a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by purchasing "Light the Night" paper balloons for $1. In addition, Stater Bros. made a direct contribution to this "Light the Night" fundraising campaign.

All of the funds collected go back to the local communities served by Stater Bros. and will be used to support critical programs for cancer patients and research towards a cure.

The check presentation took place at the Stater Bros. Supermarket located at 47 West Nuevo Road in Perris, California. At this event, Store Managers and Clerks were honored for their outstanding efforts. Also in attendance was 9-year-old leukemia survivor Caleb Gennaway, who is healthy and was honored to be able to share his remarkable story with others.

Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The Stater Bros. 'Family' of Employees are extremely proud to support the fight against blood cancers. The money raised exceeded our goal, and we are extremely proud to be able to help the families and friends of those affected by blood cancers."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has invested more than $550 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers. For more information about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, call 714-881-0610 or go to

About Stater Bros.

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 employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2007 of $3.7 billion. Last year, Stater Bros. contributed over $15 million in support of nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves, with an emphasis on worthy programs that benefit hunger relief, health and nutrition, and education. The Company currently operates 165 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees.


Susan Atkinson

Vice President Corporate Affairs

Stater Bros. Markets

(909) 733-5038

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