Metro Atlanta Kroger customers contribute more than $65,403 to support WSB Care-a-Thon and Aflac Cancer Center
ATLANTA – From July 26 through July 29, Kroger customers and associates across metro Atlanta rounded up purchases to the nearest dollar, raising more than $65,403 that was contributed to the WSB Care-a-Thon. All donations will be used to help fund family support services, research and the fellowship program at the Aflac Cancer Center located at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).
Ranked as one of the top 10 best childhood cancer programs in the country, the Aflac Cancer Center provides a full range of services, programs and resources to help the patient and their families from the day of the diagnosis, through the treatment and beyond.
“Our customers and associates take pride in donating to causes that tangibly help people in need and work toward finding cures and aid in the expansions of specialized centers throughout our communities,” says Felix Turner, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “We hope this donation allows CHOA and the Aflac Cancer Center to continue their great work against childhood cancer.”
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. In fact, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer daily, and one in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20. To learn more about childhood cancer and the work the Aflac Cancer Center located at CHOA is doing, please visit www.choa.org. ABOUT KROGER At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: to Feed the Human SpiritTM. The Company focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, K-12 education, women’s health initiatives and local organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger’s Atlanta Division is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., and is one of the Southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with more than 183 stores, covering Georgia, Eastern Alabama and South Carolina. 706-403-6121 • 401 Oothcalooga Street