SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2017-Feb-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. is proud to continue its longstanding tradition of giving back to the communities it serves by supporting the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) in furthering its mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
For the 16th consecutive year, all 169 Stater Bros. supermarkets will participate in the AHA/ASA’s “Have A Heart, Save A Heart” campaign to raise funds in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The campaign begins on February 1 and concludes on February 12.
Stater Bros.’ customers can participate by purchasing $1 and $5 paper hearts at the cash registers. Customers are encouraged to write their name or the name of a loved one on the hearts, which will be displayed inside the store.
Funds raised through the “Have A Heart, Save A Heart” campaign will go back into our local communities to teach Hands-Only CPR to residents, involve students in fitness programs and implement educational programs in multicultural communities.
Last year, Stater Bros. customers and employees raised nearly $400,000 for the American Heart Association. To date, customers and employees of Stater Bros. have raised over $5 million to support research and provide programs to educate the communities served by Stater Bros. about the risks of heart disease and stroke.
“We are grateful to Stater Bros. for their continued commitment to saving lives,” said Pierre Habis, Chairman of the AHA/ASA Western States Affiliate Board of Directors. “Through this campaign, we are raising critical funds needed to find better ways to prevent and treat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. We are also providing information to thousands of Stater Bros. shoppers that will help them make healthy life choices.”
“Stater Bros. is rooted in the tradition of giving back to communities where we operate and we are honored to once again join the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke,” stated Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets. “Many of our ‘valued’ customers and loyal ‘Family’ members have been affected by heart disease and stroke and we are pleased that the funds from this campaign benefit the local areas where we operate,” Van Helden concluded.
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, and help for our nation’s veterans. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. For more information visit staterbros.com.
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 169 Supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. For more information, visit staterbros.com.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases in communities across America. These diseases devastate millions of Americans of all ages and cause nearly 950,000 deaths each year. The Association funded $14.6 million in research in California, Nevada and Utah, as well as public and professional education and community service programs.
Stater Bros. Charities ~ Caring For The Communities We Serve
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