Stater Bros. Charities is teaming up once again with The American Heart and American Stroke Association (AHA) for the twelfth year of the “Have a Heart, Save a Heart” campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease and stroke, America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.
Last year’s Stater Bros. “Have a Heart, Save a Heart” campaign raised $363,523 by selling $1 and $5 hearts at registers in Stater Bros. Supermarkets throughout Southern California, and the campaign has raised over $3.4 million for the fight against heart disease and stroke since it launched at Stater Bros. in 2002.
“Heart disease and stroke affect a great number of people in the communities we serve,” said Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. “We are proud to celebrate the twelvth year of our partnership with the American Heart and American Stroke Association and look forward to many more years of saving lives.”
“We are grateful to Stater Bros. for their continued commitment to saving lives,” said Agnes Mcglone-Swanson (AHA spokesperson). “Through this campaign, we are raising critical funds needed to find better ways to prevent and treat heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. We are also reaching thousands of customers every year with lifesaving information and empowering them to take positive steps for their health.”
This year’s campaign will feature local heart disease and stroke survivors whose inspiring stories will be on display at Stater Bros. Supermarkets and will be featured online at www.staterbroshasheart.org where customers can also make donations online and learn more about taking care of their hearts through the American Heart and American Stroke Association’s Nutrition Center.