Stater Bros. Charities and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) concluded another successful “Light The Night” fundraising campaign in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to raise awareness and funds against Leukemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Myeloma and Myelodysplastic Syndromes. This year, Stater Bros. Charities exceeded its goal by raising $331,462 for the fight against blood cancers.
Each year during the month of June, Stater Bros. customers at all 166 Stater Bros. Supermarkets can purchase $1 paper balloons at the time of checkout to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For six years, Stater Bros. customers and employees have raised more than $1.8 million. The funds raised during the campaign directly benefit the Southern California communities that are served by Stater Bros. Supermarkets in the form of educational programs, financial aid, family support groups, first connection programs and countless others.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is extremely grateful to Stater Bros., its employees and customers who are helping to make a difference in the lives of so many patients and their families through this initiative,” said John Walter, LLS president and CEO. “Stater Bros. has raised more than $1.8 million since they started participating in the paper balloon icon program, and that incredible effort is going a long way toward helping LLS advance its mission.”
“The Stater Bros. Supermarket Family is very happy to give back by hosting the paper balloon program in all our stores,” said Jack H. Brown, chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. “It is imperative that we join in the fight to find a cure.”
In addition to the campaign, Stater Bros. Charities partners with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at its annual “Light The Night” Walk at Angel Stadium, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28. This walk will honor those who have been affected by blood cancers, those who will walk in memory of someone who has lost their battle with blood cancer and those who have a family member or friend who is currently battling the disease.
In the featured photo at top: Dan Meyer, EVP of retail operations at Stater Bros. Markets; Bertha Luna, district manager for Stater Bros.; Steven Walters, store manager at store No. 136 in Fullerton; Pete Van Helden, president and COO of Stater Bros.; David Higginbotham, regional VP of Stater Bros.; Piper Medcalf, executive director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Breanna Baer, special projects manager for LLS; and Noah Wehner, featured survivor. (Find more photos here.)