Stop & Shop Raises 250K-plus to Fight Breast Cancer

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Stop & Shop Raises 250K-plus to Fight Breast Cancer


During this year's Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC raised more than $250,000 in donations to the American Cancer Society to aid breast cancer research, education and awareness.

“Stop & Shop has been committed to help find a cure to end breast cancer in every community which we serve through American Cancer Society’s ‘Making Strides ‘walks,” said Arlene Putterman, manager of public and community relations for Stop & Shop N.Y. metro division in Purchase, N.Y. “The progress we’re making, thanks to our customers, vendors and associates, is nothing short of remarkable. When more walkers raise money to fight breast cancer, there will be more survivors celebrating more birthdays.”

Among the Northeast regional grocery chain’s activities during Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

  • Customers and associates raised a total of more than $182,000 in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in Long Island and Point Pleasant, N.Y., as well as in Providence, R.I. At all three events, hundreds of associates, their family members and friends walked as part of Team Stop & Shop.
  • Stop & Shop donated 5 cents of every pink reusable shopping bag sold during October, totaling more than $8,400.
  • Partnerships with Stop & Shop’s Own Brands, General Mills and Procter & Gamble contributed $67,000.

“Breast cancer affects so many lives, and we are overwhelmed by the spirit of everyone who came together once again to make a difference,” said Suzi Robinson, spokeswoman for Stop & Shop New England division in Quincy, Mass.

A division of Ahold USA, Stop & Shop employs about 62,000 associates and operates more than 400 stores in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey.