Purchase, NY (September 29, 2016)—Stop & Shop grocery stores are taking part in the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk to raise awareness and funds in an effort to help create a world free from the pain and suffering caused by breast cancer.
Stop & Shop is committed to helping the Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, provide free, comprehensive information and support, and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.
“Together, Stop & Shop and the American Cancer Society are committed to finishing the fight against breast cancer,” said Cindy Carrasquilla, Community Relations Manager for Stop & Shop. “By joining with the Society, Stop & Shop is supporting those in our community who are battling the disease, remembering those we’ve lost, and investing in the most effective cancer-fighting organization in the nation. Our employees are proud to help the American Cancer Society achieve their vision of a world without breast cancer.”
This year, from September 30 through October 16, Stop & Shop will collect donations from customers as they check out. In addition, Stop & Shop supports fifteen (15) Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks in NY & NJ, attended by over 415,000 people, with an in-kind donation of over 200,000 bottles of water. This commitment to fight back against breast cancer is driven by hundreds of passionate employees that voluntarily choose to participate in a Making Strides walk near them, arm-in-arm with their customers and neighbors.
The Making Strides program is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities to celebrate breast cancer survivors, pay tribute to loved ones lost, and raise funds to end breast cancer.
To find out how you can join Stop & Shop’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team and support their efforts to end breast cancer forever, inquire at the customer service desk of your local Stop & Shop store.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 61,000 associates and operates 419 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.