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For Immediate Release
Stripes® Convenience Stores Raise More Than
$720,000 for MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital
(Irving, Texas) November 28, 2018 – To celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Stripes Stores team members and customers joined together with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to support cancer research, education, prevention and hospital programs for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer. This year, their combined efforts raised more than $720,000 through the annual retail campaign, Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows. Between September 4th and September 30th, the Stripes in-store campaign raised funds, $1 at a time, in its Texas and Louisiana locations.
"We are grateful to our generous customers who have supported MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital during our fourth in-store campaign," stated Brad Williams, Senior Vice President, 7-Eleven, Inc. (Stripes Stores). “Our team members and dedicated customers have shown their commitment year after year to continue the success of this fundraiser. These funds support breakthrough research and programs for MD Anderson and help save the lives of children and youth diagnosed with cancer.”
Since 2014, Stripes stores have raised funds for MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital, donating nearly $5 million. This year’s funds will support week-long camps that enable kids to be kids despite their cancer diagnosis, as well as MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital’s Adolescent and Young Adult Program and Pediatric Education and Creative Arts Program, which features an accredited on-site school.
In previous years, funds have supported important initiatives including: expanded research in immunotherapy; pediatric sarcoma and brain tumor research; and prevention programs focused on promoting sun safety, physical activity and healthy food choices.
“Our young cancer patients are inspired by the generous customers and employees who participated in this campaign,” said Richard Gorlick, M.D., Division Head and Department Chair of Pediatrics at MD Anderson. “Their continued support will have a positive impact on our patients and their families in many ways. We are proud to partner with them to support important patient programs.”
About Stripes Convenience Stores
Stripes Convenience Stores operates more than 525 convenience stores in Texas and Louisiana. Fresh hot food offerings are available in over 450 of its stores, primarily under the proprietary Laredo Taco Company® brand. Stripes is owned by 7-Eleven, Inc. ("7-Eleven"), the largest chain in the convenience-retailing industry. Based in Irving, Texas, 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 67,000 stores in 17 countries, including 11,800 in North America. For more information about Stripes Convenience Stores visit www.stripesstores.com
About MD Anderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution’s sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 49 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No.1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey. It has ranked as one of the nation’s top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990 and has ranked first 14 times in the last 17 years. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).