SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 23 Stater Bros. Supermarkets is proud to announce that $413,310 was recently raised for the American Heart Association. During February of each year, in honor of American Heart Month, Stater Bros. customers and employees at all 167 Stater Bros. Supermarkets purchase $1 red paper hearts and $5 gold paper hearts to support the American Heart Association. Stater Bros. has conducted this "Have A Heart, Save A Heart" fund-raising campaign for nine years and has raised over $2.7 million thus far for the American Heart Association.
To celebrate and thank its customers, Stater Bros. held a check presentation ceremony on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 at the Stater Bros. Twentynine Palms Supermarket, which was the top fund raising store this year. The Stater Bros. Twentynine Palms Supermarket raised $14,566, which is also the largest amount ever raised by a single Stater Bros. Supermarket during a fund-raising campaign.
Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros., stated, "I am extremely proud of our Stater Bros. Supermarket Family and especially our friends and neighbors in Twentynine Palms for making this year's American Heart Association fund raising campaign such an outstanding success. This campaign is an important tradition at our company and not only raises much needed funds but helps to raise awareness of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke."
All of the funds collected go directly back to the local communities served by Stater Bros. and will be used for research and educational programs that prevent heart disease and stroke.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases in local communities throughout America. These diseases devastate millions of people of all ages and claim nearly 950,000 lives a year. The American Heart Association provided almost $9 million in funding to California research institutions in 2009.
About Stater Bros.
Stater Bros. Markets 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, with annual sales in 2009 of $3.77 billion. The Company currently operates 167 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family. Stater Bros. donated more than $14 million last year in support of nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves and is the proud recipient of the "2010 Community Service Award" from America's Supermarket Industry.
STATER BROS. MARKETS...SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES FOR OVER 74 YEARS
Contact: Susan Atkinson Vice President Corporate Affairs Stater Bros. Markets (909) 733-5038
SOURCE Stater Bros. Markets