SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. is proud to announce that the Company, its customers and employees recently raised $266,429.00 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In the past two years, Stater Bros. has raised over $460,000 for this organization.
During the month of June 2009, Stater Bros.' customers and employees at all 166 Stater Bros. Supermarkets were given the opportunity to donate by purchasing $1 paper balloons, which were available at each check-out counter.
All of the funds collected will go back to the local communities served by Stater Bros. and will be used to support critical programs for cancer patients as well as for research towards a cure.
The check presentation took place at the Stater Bros. Supermarket located at 210 East Stetson Avenue in Hemet, which was the top fund raising store in the chain. At this event, Store Managers and Clerks were honored for their outstanding efforts.
Stater Bros. has also recently formed a team of over 900 Stater Bros. employees and their family members who will be walking at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Annual "Light The Night" Walk on August 22nd at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The Stater Bros. 'Family' of Employees is extremely proud to support the fight against blood cancers. Once again, the money raised exceeded our goal and expectations, and we are pleased to be able to help the families and friends of those affected by blood cancers. I am also proud that our employees and family members will be making such a strong presence at the upcoming walk."
About 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 www.lls.org.
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 private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2008 of $3.74 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 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees.
STATER BROS. MARKETS...SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES FOR OVER 73 YEARS
Contact: Susan Atkinson Vice President Corporate Affairs Stater Bros. Markets (909) 733-5038
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