TBC Retail Group Dedicates July to Raise Funds to Find Cure for Childhood Cancer

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TBC Retail Group recently announced that it has dedicated the month of July to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Customers will have the opportunity to donate at Tire Kingdom, National Tire and Battery, Merchant's Tire and Auto Centers, and Big O Tires or on-line at http://www.alexslemonade.org/stands/16823. Customers who donate at a store will receive a personalized paper lemon to post at the store to show their support. Those customers who donate $5 or more will receive a coupon card with over $120.00 in savings.

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The bravery of these children suffering with cancer is amazing. We owe it to them to help find a cure.

TBC Retail Group recently announced that it has dedicated the month of July to raise funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. Customers will have the opportunity to donate at Tire Kingdom, National Tire and Battery, Merchant's Tire and Auto Centers, and Big O Tires or on-line at http://www.alexslemonade.org/stands/16823. Customers who donate at a store will receive a personalized paper lemon to post at the store to show their support. Those customers who donate $5 or more will receive a coupon card with over $120.00 in savings.

"We are honored to help get the word out and raise funds to eradicate this devastating and heartbreaking disease," said Orland Wolford, President and CEO of TBC Retail Group. "The bravery of these children suffering with cancer is amazing. We owe it to them to help find a cure." All 1221 automotive service centers under the TBC Retail Group are participating in this fundraising drive nationally; these include, Tire Kingdom, National Tire and Battery, Merchant's Tires and Big O Tires.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott (1996-2004). At the age of 4, Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of volunteers across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $25 million towards fulfilling Alex's dream of finding a cure, funding over 100 research projects nationally.

Headquartered in Juno Beach, Florida, TBC operates more than 730 company-owned stores under the brands: Tire Kingdom, NTB - National Tire and Battery, and Merchant's Tire and Auto Centers. Additionally, the TBC Retail group operates 491 franchised Big O Tires retailers. TBC employs nearly 300 associates at its Juno Beach headquarters and approximately 8,400 associates nationally.

Media Contact:
Patrice Kelty-Webster
561-383-3000 x 2527
561-420-3052
http://www.alexslemonade.org

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