Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 17, 2012
Harris Teeter would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of its generous shoppers who participated in its donation card campaign in March for the American Cancer Society and donated over $550,000 to help create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
Cancer is a disease affecting the lives of millions of Americans, and Harris Teeter partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise both awareness and money for the nonprofit organization. The campaign was a success, and the Society will be able to accomplish many things using the money donated by our generous customers:
- Cover the expenses for 138 patients to stay for free at an ACS Hope Lodge facility during the course of the cancer treatment
- Provide 1,150 Petri dishes for researchers- allowing them to turn their theories into cancer cures
- Provide visits to 1,375 women from the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery® program. This program introduces breast cancer patients to select survivors to answer questions and provide emotional support.
- Provide 45,741 hours of toll free access to the ACS National Cancer Information Center. The center receives 1.2 million calls every year to its 24-hour toll-free line, 1-800-ACS-2345, where specialists answer questions about cancer treatment options and local cancer resources.
Harris Teeter would again like to thank its shoppers for helping the American Cancer Society continue to make progress against cancer and save hundreds of lives each day.
For more information about programs and services provided by the American Cancer Society, please visit http://www.cancer.org.
For more information about the American Cancer Society's "More Birthdays" campaign, please visit http://www.morebirthdays.com.
About Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter Inc., with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI). Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2011 sales of $4.29 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 25,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.