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Marsh Supermarkets and MainStreet Market locations raised $6,000 this past April during the “Give Thanks, Give Hope” campaign to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
This is the first year that Ohio-based MainStreet and Marsh supermarkets have participated in the campaign, joining more than 1,000 restaurants, grocery stores and other retail locations nationwide that encouraged shoppers this spring to give hope to kids battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases by donating $1 at the register.
The Eaton, Ohio store led the group, raising $6,000. One hundred percent of donations will help St. Jude fulfill its mission of finding cures and saving children.
“St. Jude is on the forefront of cutting-edge research and provides an invaluable service to families facing difficult circumstances,” said Joseph Kelley, chairman, CEO and president of Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets. “We are very proud to partner with such a renowned organization and were thrilled at the generous response of our customers and communities in supporting the campaign.”
In three years, the annual campaign has rallied thousands of businesses across the country to raise funds for St. Jude, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.
“Our partners play an invaluable role in the St. Jude mission by helping us raise funds that support the critical research and care and give hope to our precious kids,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. “We’re deeply touched by every customer who donated a dollar during the campaign. It’s amazing what one person can do to help St. Jude make a difference for children in communities everywhere who are fighting for their lives.”
Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance and no child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.