United Supermarkets & Market Street once again celebrate National Teddy Bear Day with fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

LUBBOCK, Texas — Once again, United Supermarkets and Market Street are celebrating National Teddy Bear Day by hosting a fundraiser for children’s healthcare. This year, the fundraiser is in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and proceeds will go to local American Cancer Society chapters for their children’s programs.

From September 9 to the end of the month, special teddy bears will be available for purchase in every store with a floral department. For each teddy bear purchased, a $1 donation will be made to a local American Cancer Society chapter.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month began as a way to raise awareness and funds for those affected by childhood cancer. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, one in 285 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.

Bradley Gaines, director of floral for the United Family, said he hopes this will be a fun way for guests to not only celebrate National Teddy Bear Day, but also as a way to help raise funds for childhood cancer.

“We are so excited to offer our guests this opportunity to support their local chapters of American Cancer Society while also getting to take part in National Teddy Bear Day,” Gaines said. “We hope this will be a fun and sweet way for people to give back to their communities. Look for the special bears in a floral department in your area.”

Guests can also purchase and donate the bear. Team members will deliver donated bears to the American Cancer Society for their children’s program.

Media Contacts:

Nancy Sharp                                                                                    Joey Marcades

Corporate Engagement Director                                                   Communications Coordinator

O: 806.791.7463                                                                              O: 806.791.8196

C: 806.786.1363                                                                               C: 806.281.8078

nsharp@unitedtexas.com                                                             jmarcades@unitedtexas.com  

About The United Family®

In its 105th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 94 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.

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