April 16, 2014
Stop & Shop Triple Winner® Game continues to bring hope in the fight against pediatric brain tumors
Since 1991, $54 million has been raised for the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
(Quincy, MA) – Calling all Stop & Shop customers: From April 11 through July 10 or while ticket supplies last, shoppers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric brain tumor care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through Stop & Shop’s annual Triple Winner® Game. Customers who give a $1 contribution* to the Jimmy Fund receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket and could be an instant winner of either a free product or cash prize up to $10,000 or could receive a product coupon.
Stop & Shop, in partnership with the Boston Red Sox, has raised $54 million through the Triple Winner Game. This year the company aims to raise another $2.5 million through its in-store campaign, “Donate Hope.” The Triple Winner Game, started in 1991, supports the fight against pediatric cancer at the Stop & Shop Family Pediatric Brain Tumor Clinic at Dana-Farber, the most comprehensive research and care center for pediatric brain tumor patients in the United States. This program also provides children with in-depth intellectual and emotional support to help them adapt to their lives post-treatment.
“2014 marks the 24th year of the Triple Winner program and so far we have raised $54 million for pediatric cancer. I am incredibly proud of our commitment to helping eradicate children’s cancer and I am so thankful for the on-going support we have received from our customers, associates and friends,” said Joe Kelley, president of Stop & Shop New England Division. “This year we aim to raise $2.5 million more in support of hope - hope that one day no child, parent or family ever has to take on this battle.”
“The support of Stop & Shop continues to impact treatment of brain tumors beyond children,” said Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, director of the pediatric medical neuro-oncology program at Dana- Farber. “In searching for the cause of craniopharyngioma, a rare but often debilitating brain tumor in children, we included adult samples as well. Our recent discovery of the activating mutation that causes this tumor in adults will likely have significant clinical impact for them and reinforces how similar diseases in adult and pediatric patients can have completely different causes. The search continues, all due to the continuing support of the Stop & Shop family.”
About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Jimmy Fund is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute. It provides adult cancer care with Brigham and Women’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center and it provides pediatric care with Boston Children’s Hospital as Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center is the top ranked cancer center in New England and fifth nationally, according to U.S. News & World Report. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health grant funding.
About Stop & Shop
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs approximately 59,000 associates and operates 394 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.
* No purchase/contribution necessary. Legal U. S. residents 18 or older are eligible. Valid from 4/11/14 to 7/10/14 (or when all tickets are distributed/termination announced). Odds of winning an instant prize are 1 in 5. Odds of winning 2nd Chance Sweepstakes depends on number of entries. Restrictions apply. See stores for details or go to www.stopandshop.com.
Triple Winner® is a registered trademark of The Hutton Company, Inc.