On Friday, December 2, at the Kroger Marketplace store on Dupont road, Amber Recker met Kroger officials for the check presentation of the 33rd annual “Kroger Scott’s Cancer Day 2011” fundraising campaign. We were presented a check totaling $25,289 from The Kroger Co.
We send our thanks out to Kroger and their customers who helped make this event the success it was. At Cancer Services, we are grateful for our relationship with Kroger, and know without their corporate leadership and support, we wouldn’t be able to provide the services we do to the families affected by cancer in our community.
Kroger donated 3% of sales to us and the American Cancer Society on October 12th, as 16 regional Kroger and Scott’s stores participated. Proceeds for 2011 total $61,156, while over the past 33 years, total support for local cancer organizations from the Cancer Day event exceeds $4.5 million.
Between October 12-19th, Kroger customers were able to contribute their extra change or additional cash to our organization, along with ACS by “rounding up” their purchases. Round-up donations from the 16 Northeast Indiana stores totaled $11,156.