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2/17/2010
Harris Teeter Kicks Off its Community Cares Campaign
Shoppers can donate to the American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Muscular Dystrophy Association


Harris Teeter Kicks Off its Community Cares Campaign

Shoppers can donate to the American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter believes in giving back to the communities it serves and is partnering with non-profit organizations that are advocates for medical research, education, and building healthier lives.  For the first time in company history, Harris Teeter is giving its shoppers an opportunity to support three of the largest health charities in the United States through its Community Cares campaign: American Cancer Society (ACS), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

 “In the real world, it takes thousands of people working hard towards a goal they hope and pray they can reach,” said Tyler Allen, a 6 year-old boy with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.  “It takes families, friends, relatives, anonymous strangers, and the many associates and managers at Harris Teeter to make the ask each time someone checks out in order to fund the research that might someday make my vision come true.”

Wednesday, February 17th – Tuesday, March 16, shoppers can purchase $1 and $5 Community Cares donation cards at their local Harris Teeter store to show support for the three charities involved in the campaign. 

“We are grateful to Harris Teeter for their long-standing partnership with JDRF, and we are thrilled to participate in the donation card program this year,” said Laura Maciag, executive director for JDRF.

At the conclusion of the Community Cares campaign, Harris Teeter will split the dollars raised among the three selected non-profit organizations.  The funds will then be distributed to the chapter in the market in which the dollars were raised, benefiting chapters all over the east coast and in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

"On behalf of the millions of families who have been touched by cancer, the American Cancer Society would like to thank Harris Teeter, its associates and customers for joining the American Cancer Society to end cancer. The generosity of your associates and customers will make a dramatic impact on all those whose lives have been touched by cancer.  Together we are saving lives by helping people stay well, get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer," said Silke Rible, corporate development officer for ACS.

 
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