Stripes® helps kids be kids
Sunoco LP and Stripes® Convenience Stores
Stripes® Stores, owned by Sunoco LP, is a chain of convenience stores that currently operates more than 750 locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Since 2014, during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, Stripes Convenience Stores has conducted the in-store fundraising campaign, Stripes Stores Celebrates Tomorrows.
The in-store campaigns, combined with generous employee giving efforts, have raised more than $4 million to support cancer research, education, prevention and hospital programs for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.
In 2016, the alliance expanded to feature Sunoco LP’s Boots ‘n’ Birdies fundraising dinner and golf tournament. The event raised more than $600,000.
Every donation was matched dollar for dollar by generous donors, including the James B. and Lois R. Archer Charitable Foundation and the Triumph Over Kid Cancer Foundation, for a combined total of more than $8 million. One hundred percent of funds raised go to MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital and other youth-focused cancer prevention programs.
MD Anderson patient, Vicky Castillo, was the patient ambassador for the 2016 campaign and was featured on all the campaign materials. WATCH Vicky’s story: Stripes® Stores helps kids be kids.
Founded in 1966, IBC Bank is a multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas with 204 facilities and more than 309 ATMs serving 88 communities in Texas and Oklahoma.
IBC Bank launched an End Cancer campaign in June 2016 to raise funds to support MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™. The campaign ran through October 2016 at all branches and through local fundraising events and employee giving.
IBC Bank encouraged customers, employees and the communities it serves to support the cause by making a donation at any IBC Bank or by donating online. IBC Bank matched every dollar raised, donating a final total of more than $2 million to MD Anderson.
Jason’s Deli is a fast casual deli restaurant chain, originally founded in 1976. The company has approximately 260 locations in 30 states.
Since 2014, Jason’s Deli has helped raise funds to support MD Anderson through its Strike Through Cancer campaign.
This past April, Jason’s Deli launched a third salad collaboration with MD Anderson: the Super Slaw Salmon Salad. The salad was co-developed by Jason’s Deli and MD Anderson’s clinical dietitians and cancer prevention researchers. MD Anderson will receive 50 cents from each Super Slaw Salmon Salad sold in 2016.
During the month of June, Jason’s Deli asks customers to donate $1 or more at the register and receive a sticky note that gives them the opportunity to strike through cancer and write a tribute for a loved one. The notes are featured on displays in each restaurant.
Since October 2013, Jason’s Deli has raised more than $735,000 for cancer research and programs.
H-E-B Grocery Stores is a privately owned supermarket chain based in San Antonio, Texas, with more than 370 stores throughout Texas and northeast Mexico.
Starting in Aug. 2016, H-E-B conducted a campaign in more than 370 stores, in over 300 communities across Texas to raise funds for cancer research. H-E-B stores implemented at-register displays, where customers had the opportunity to tear off a slip of paper presenting $1, $3 or $5 amounts to add to their purchase. This campaign raised more than $425,000 with 100% of donations benefiting MD Anderson cancer programs and research.
- MD Anderson has a longstanding relationship with H-E-B, which includes:
- A prestigious and impactful H-E-B Professorship in Cancer Research, established in 2007
- MD Anderson Children’s Art Project product sales in H-E-B Texas stores for more than 20 years, with proceeds benefiting cancer programs for pediatric cancer patients
Pappas Restaurants is a privately owned restaurant group headquartered in Houston, Texas with more than 100 restaurants, featuring nine unique concepts in eight states.
Starting in 2015, Pappas Restaurants conducted a fundraising campaign at select restaurants in Texas to raise funds for cancer research. During the campaign period, each Pappas guest who donates $1 or more received an MD Anderson #endcancer collector’s cup, featuring artwork from MD Anderson Children’s Art Project.
In addition, guests received #endcancer stickers on which they wrote cancer tributes. The stickers were placed on large displays featured at participating restaurants.
The 2016 campaign took place Sept. 12-25 at participating restaurants across Texas. Pappas Steakhouse offered a special promotion to support the 2016 campaign. A portion of the proceeds for purchases of a specialty dessert from Sept. 12, through Oct. 11, was donated to MD Anderson. Pappas matched all donations up to $75,000.
Kendra Scott Jewelry is a multi-million dollar custom jewelry business, headquartered in Austin with dozens of stores across the U.S.
Since 2015, Kendra Scott has been hosting monthly Mobile Color Bar™ events at the Children’s Cancer Hospital for patients and families to create their own pieces of jewelry at no cost.
On Sept. 9, 2015, in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Kendra Scott donated 20% of sales, online and in stores nationwide, to MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital. This was the first time Kendra Scott participated in a nationwide give back event, benefiting a single organization.
This year’s National Giveback Day took place on Sept. 7. Funds will support the Pediatric Sarcoma Research Initiative, which aims to boost survival rates for osteosarcoma (bone cancer) and rhabdomyosarcoma (cancer in muscle tissues), as well as a summer camps program.
Kendra Scott also has been raising funds from annual sales of an MD Anderson charm.
To date, Kendra Scott has raised more than $120,000 for childhood cancer research and programs.
Boot Barn is a retail chain offering western gear, including boots, clothing and accessories, with more than 200 locations in 29 states.
From Sept. 9 to Sept. 30, Boot Barn stores across Texas will raise funds to support cancer research at MD Anderson. During this period, Boot Barn customers can purchase paper pin-up for $2. Boot Barn matched every donation, up to $50,000.
Boot Barn also is the diamond sponsor of MD Anderson’s Boot Walk to End Cancer.