OSSINING, N.Y. -- Ossining Stop & Shop customers will have the opportunity to help support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center by purchasing a book of discount coupons at checkout.
Customers will receive more than $85 worth of coupons for just a $3 donation. Coupon books will be available at all Stop & Shop stores in the New York Metro region. Proceeds will benefit Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Department of Pediatrics.
Since 2001, Stop & Shop has raised more than $68 million for charitable causes with more than $15 million given to support pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering. This year, the company goal is to raise another $1.5 million.
“We hope to give families hope that their youngsters will receive the care needed so that they can lead long and productive lives. We are so appreciative of the generosity of each of our customers who will help to make this campaign a success. By working together we are proud that Stop & Shop and our customers can make a difference,” said Don Sussman, president of Stop and Shop New York Metro Division.
“The support Stop & Shop has provided us for the past fifteen years has allowed us to continue to fulfill our mission. We hope to not only cure childhood cancer, but to send our patients back to their homes, schools, families and friends in exactly the condition they were in before this devastating diagnosis,” says Dr. Paul A. Meyers,vice chair of Memorial Sloan Kettering's Department of Pediatrics. “The hard work each Stop & Shop employee puts into this campaign truly pays off. We see better outcomes for kids and for their families. On behalf of the physicians and scientists who work tirelessly to conquer childhood cancers – and the children who will benefit now and in the future – I extend our deepest gratitude.”