By Jackson Dodd

By Jackson Dodd

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Stater Bros. has announced their participation in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s “Life is Why We Give” campaign, the company said in a release.

All 171 Stater Bros. stores will join in raising funds in the fight against heart disease and stroke. Funds raised support local communities by teaching hands-only CPR to residents, getting students involved in fitness programs and implementing educational programs in multicultural communities, the release said.

“Stater Bros. is rooted in the tradition of giving back to communities where we operate and we are honored to once again join the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the fight against heart disease and stroke,” said Nancy Negrette, Chairman and President for Stater Bros. Charities. “Many of our ‘valued’ customers and loyal ‘Family’ members have been affected by heart disease and stroke and we are pleased that the funds from this campaign benefit the local areas where we operate.”

Customers of the supermarket chain can purchase $1 and $5 paper hearts, which will be displayed in the store.

“The American Heart Association is committed to fighting heart disease and stroke and improving the quality of life for all Americans,” said Matt Webb, Chairman of the American Heart Association Inland Empire Board of Directors. “Our work would not be possible without the generous support of committed companies like Stater Bros Charities who provide donation opportunities to their customers. These corporate citizens provide a force multiplying impact to our work and help us get ever closer to a world without needless suffering or death.”

Last year, Stater Bros. customers and employees raised $316,000 and over $5.4 million since the company began supporting the “Life is Why We give” campaign 17 years ago.

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