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TOPS partners with Regal Cinemas, Popchips snacks, Courage of Carly Fund and Stone’s Buddies to host Star Wars movie premiere event


WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2017-Dec-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — When word gets out that the latest Star Wars movie is set to debut, people clamor and wait outside in line for days to get tickets, but this December some very special movie patrons will have the entire theater to themselves to watch this epic film unfold before their eyes.On December 17, 2017, 170 children and their families will have front row seats to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi at Regal Cinema located at 6707 Transit Rd, Williamsville. These guests are special friends of Tops Friendly Markets and Popchips® snacks and are connected with two remarkable local organizations: Courage of Carly Fund from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Stone’s Buddies from John R. Oishei Women and Children’s Hospital. These agencies are dedicated to supporting children and families whose children are battling serious and chronic illnesses like childhood cancer.

“Here in Western New York we are fortunate to have amazing facilities like the John R. Oishei Women and Children’s Hospital and Roswell Park Cancer Institute where these young people receive their care,” said Andrew Brocato, manager, corporate contributions & donations. “We are happy to be able to provide these children with a day of respite filled with family and friends, laughter, a great movie, and of course it wouldn’t be a movie going experience without some pop and tasty snacks from Popchips.”

TOPS’ philosophy is helping their fellow neighbor in need and enhancing the quality of life for children through excellent health care. This is the second year that TOPS has partnered with Regal Cinemas, Popchips snacks, Courage of Carly Fund, and Stone’s Buddies to host the movie event.

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About Courage of Carly Fund
Managed by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Courage of Carly Club exists to offer hope for a cure to childhood cancers by funding pediatric cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Courage of Carly Club also offers year-round support programs to meet young patients’ emotional and social needs at no cost to club members and their families. For more information, please visit About Stone’s Buddies Stone’s Buddies is a program for chronically ill children at John R. Oishei Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. Created in memory of former patient, Stone Filipovich, the mission of the Stone’s Buddies program is to provide a network of resources, support, friendship and fun for the many “frequent flyers” that regularly use their institution. This program is for children with life-threatening illness, as well as the patients who struggle daily with special needs and feelings of isolation due to the nature of their chronic illness. For more information please visit

About Tops Friendly Markets
Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 171 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 15,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at

SOURCE: Tops Friendly Markets

CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski

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