Above: Stater Bros. executives present check to representatives of LLS.
San Bernardino, CA – Stater Bros. Charities recently presented the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) with a check in the amount of $366,703. The donation will benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance program in Southern California, which helps blood cancer patients who have significant financial need and cannot afford travel expenses to doctor appointments or treatment centers. Funds for this donation were raised during an in-store fundraising campaign in which our valued customers and employees generously purchased $1 and $5 mobiles to contribute towards the program, bringing total fundraising dollars to $4.5 million since 2008.
“Stater Bros. is committed to caring for cancer patients in the communities we are privileged to serve. We’re very proud to support the LLS Patient Travel Assistance program to ease some of the financial burden that blood cancer patients encounter while seeking treatment,” stated Nancy Negrette, Chairman and President, Stater Bros. Charities.
In addition to the in store campaign, Stater Bros. Charities also partners with LLS at its annual “Light the Night Walk” at the Angel Baseball Stadium in Anaheim, and this year’s event will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019. This walk honors those who have been affected by blood cancer, including survivors as well as those who have lost their brave battle with blood cancer. To learn more, visit lightthenight.org.
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 and active service members. Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.
About the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.