By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Stater Bros. Charities recently presented the City of Hope a check for $478,480 in support of pediatric cancer treatment and education programs in Southern California. City of Hope, a renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, is a world leader in treating blood disorders that occur most often in children, adolescents, and young adults, including leukemia and lymphoma, bone, joint and soft tissue tumors, and brain tumors.
The funds were raised during a 12 day in-store “Kids 4 Hope” campaign at all Stater Bros. Markets locations in which customers and employees purchased $1 or $5 mobiles to contribute towards the campaign during checkout. The community and employees of the Murrieta location led the chain in raising the most funds, $20,065 throughout the campaign.
“We are incredibly thankful for our valued customers and employees who generously contributed to this very important cause,” stated Nancy Negrette, Chairman and President Stater Bros. Charities. “Because of them, we are able to make a greater impact in the communities we are privileged to serve,” continued Negrette.
The funds raised will support pediatric cancer treatment and education programs at City of Hope to address the needs of infants, children, teens, and families during hospitalization and outpatient treatment. Programs include psychological and social programs, pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant program, musculoskeletal tumor program, school reintegration, and child life programs.
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. The Company currently operates 170 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Since 2008, Stater Bros. and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $80 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. For more information, visit staterbros.com.
About Stater Bros. Charities:
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work. Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children’s well-being, education, health, help for our nation’s veterans and active service members. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.