press release

April 7, 2015

Contacts:
Annmarie Seldon
Stop & Shop New England Division
(617) 276-7756
[email protected]

Cathleen Genova
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
(617) 632-5655
[email protected]

Stop & Shop Triple Winner® Game’s 25th anniversary continues its mission to help cure childhood cancer

Stop & Shop has raised nearly $57 million for pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Quincy, MA (April 7, 2015) – Stop & Shop continues its partnership with Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Boston Red Sox with the 25th anniversary of its Triple Winner Game to help cure childhood cancer. The organizations are inviting Stop & Shop customers to participate in the Triple Winner Game at the cash registers. Beginning April 10 and while ticket supplies last, customers can help cure childhood cancer by making a $1 contribution* to the Jimmy Fund to receive a Triple Winner scratch ticket. The ticket could be an instant winner of a free product or a cash prize up to $10,000 or provide the customer with a product coupon.

Stop & Shop, in partnership with the Boston Red Sox, has raised $56.5 million through the Triple Winner Game since 1991. This year, the company aims to raise $2.5 million for The Jimmy Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its in-store campaign, “Help Cure Childhood Cancer”.

“We are grateful for the support we receive from our customers, associates and friends to help raise the funds needed to save lives and bring hope to families who are battling cancer,” said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop Divisions. “Together as a community we can raise even more money to support Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund in their efforts to fund pediatric cancer research and patient care.”

“The future is here,” said Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, director of the pediatric medical neuro-oncology program at Dana-Farber. “Thanks in part to the incredible support of the Stop & Shop family, we have reached our goal of identifying some of the underlying genetic pathways that give rise to pediatric brain tumors. We have opened the first clinical trials that will provide important research from which to base treatment. With clinical trials available in New England, across the country and around the world, the generosity of Stop & Shop will benefit children locally and globally as we learn more about tailoring treatment strategies that will improve outcomes for these special patients.”

About the Jimmy Fund

The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. The Jimmy Fund is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.

About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding. For more information, go to www.dana-farber.org.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC employs over 59,000 associates and operates 395 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit www.stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

* No purchase/contribution necessary. Legal U. S. residents 18 or older are eligible. Valid from 4/10/15 to 7/9/15 (or when all tickets are distributed/termination announced). Odds of winning an instant prize are 1 in 8. Odds of winning 2nd Chance Sweepstakes depends on number of entries. Restrictions apply. See stores for details or go to www.stopandshop.com.

Triple Winner® is a registered trademark of The Hutton Company, Inc.