SARANAC LAKE - Now through Sept. 3, Aubuchon Hardware customers can help fight childhood cancers by giving $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids program. The hardware store chain's goal is to raise more than $50,000 for pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card guaranteed to be a winner with prizes ranging from all-inclusive resort vacations, airline tickets, theme park admissions, and merchandise discounts at Aubuchon Hardware, Olympia Sports and on Burger King food.
Now celebrating its 13th anniversary, the A Chance for Kids program has raised more than $10.9 million for Dana-Farber. The A Chance for Kids program has helped fund pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic. The innovative research benefits young cancer patients at Dana-Farber as well as patients around the world.
"It is a unique privilege for us to partner with Dana-Farber and the other retail establishments involved in the A Chance for Kids program. We have some of the most wonderful and loyal customers and I hope that they embrace this fundraising effort as much as all of us here, at Aubuchon Hardware," said M. Marcus Moran, Jr., president and CEO, Aubuchon Hardware.
This is Aubuchon Hardware's first year of participating in the A Chance for Kids.
Aubuchon Hardware stores in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Connecticut will be part of this year's program.
"It is because of the compassion and generosity of companies like Aubuchon Hardware and their customers that we are able to move forward in our quest to effectively treat pediatric cancer, with the ultimate goal of developing cures," said Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund.
The Jimmy Fund 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.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a principal teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and is among the leading cancer research and care centers in the United States. It is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute.