Stripes & MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital Team Up to Fight Cancer
Stripes Convenience Stores is partnering with The University of Texas' MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital to help raise money for kids with cancer.
The 2016 effort marks the third straight year the two groups are working together for the common good. This year's fundraising campaign runs through October 4 in Stripes stores to benefit the MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital.
"Pediatric cancer is extremely underfunded, even though it is the leading cause of death by disease in children. MD Anderson leads the nation in cancer care, and we are grateful to our communities for making a difference in the lives of children and their families who have been impacted by this terrible disease," said Eduardo Pereda, Stripes Stores vice president of marketing. "We are honored to continue Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows, which was MD Anderson's first in-store, paper pin-up fundraising campaign. Our customers and employees have shown their generosity in the past, and we hope they will continue to embrace this remarkable program."
Stripes' efforts have raised more than $2.75 million for the cancer hospital. According to a press release from the company, this year's goal is $1.3 million. The money will go toward "providing safer, more effective treatments; keeping pediatric cancer patients in school during treatments; and funding engaging programs."
Lubbockites can visit any Stripes store to make a donation, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar.