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Stripes® Stores is a chain of convenience stores that currently operates more than 750 locations in Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma.
From 2014-2016, 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 almost $4 million to support cancer research, education, prevention and hospital programs for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer.
Energy Transfer /Sunoco Foundation
Since 2016, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has hosted a month-long employee giving campaign to raise funds in support of childhood cancer research and treatment. Throughout the month, ETP shares patient and caregiver stories from members of their team highlighting their experience with MD Anderson.
In addition, Energy Transfer Partners-owned Sunoco LP hosted the “Boots ‘n Birdies” fundraising dinner and golf tournament in 2016. The event raised more than $600,000.
Dallas-based ETP, a master limited partnership with one of the largest and most diversified energy portfolios in the U.S., and its employees have given more than $1.5 million to MD Anderson since 2014. When combined with Sunoco giving, this number is almost $3 million. These funds have supported key pediatric cancer research initiatives.
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.
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. Specific markets also hosted community fundraising events, such as golf tournaments, galas and fashion shows. 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 28 states.
Since 2014, Jason’s Deli has helped raise funds to support MD Anderson through its Strike Through Cancer campaign.
In April 2017, Jason’s Deli launched its fourth salad collaboration with MD Anderson: the Salmon Pacifica Salad. The salad was co-developed by Jason’s Deli and MD Anderson’s clinical dietitians and cancer prevention researchers. MD Anderson receives 50 cents from each Salmon Pacifica Salad sold.
Since October 2013, Jason’s Deli has raised more than $925,000 for cancer research and programs.
In 2015, the campaign was the recipient of the Gold Halo Award "Best Health Campaign."
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.
In 2016 and 2017, H-E-B conducted an End Cancer campaign through at-register displays in more than 300 communities across Texas, where customers had the opportunity to donate $1, $3 or $5 for cancer research. This campaign has raised more than $625,000 with 100% of donations benefiting MD Anderson cancer programs and research.
A video showcasing the alliance was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Corporate Citizenship Film Festival.
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 an End Cancer fundraising campaign at select restaurants in Texas to raise funds for cancer research. During the campaign period, guests at Pappas Restaurants who donated $1 or more received an MD Anderson #End cancer collector’s cup, featuring artwork from MD Anderson Children’s Art Project.
Guests also received End Cancer stickers to write and post on large displays featured at participating restaurants.
Pappas Steakhouse offered a special promotion to support the campaign by donating to MD Anderson a portion of the proceeds for purchases of a specialty dessert.
Since 2015, Pappas Restaurants has raised more than $480,000 for cancer research and programs. This contribution includes $200,000 in matchin funds from Pappas Restaurants.
Kendra Scott Jewelry is a billion-dollar jewelry company, headquartered in Austin, TX, with more than 75 stores including one in Selfridges in London.
The alliance between Kendra Scott and MD Anderson began in 2014 with what is now known as the Kendra Cares Program. With the Kendra Cares Program, the brand’s Color Bar™ experience is brought to the Children’s Cancer Hospital for patients and families to create their own pieces of jewelry at no cost.
To date, Kendra Scott has raised more than $170,000 through various activities such as National Giveback Days, pop-up shops at MD Anderson and sales from a special MD Anderson charm. Funds raised from these efforts support childhood cancer research and programs, including osteosarcoma research and a summer camps program for pediatric patients.
Topgolf is a global sports entertainment community operating 32 venues worldwide.
MD Anderson and Topgolf announced its alliance in May 2017. This collaboration aims to educate Topgolf guests about sun-safety habits to prevent skin cancer, and raise funds for cancer research and programs at MD Anderson.
Throughout May and June, Topgolf guests will receive potentially lifesaving sun-safety tips from MD Anderson experts to help prevent skin cancer. During July, guests will be asked to make a $5 minimum donation to MD Anderson. Donors will receive a $10 play coupon for a return visit to Topgolf.
All funds raised through the Topgolf End Cancer campaign support programs and research in MD Anderson’s Center for Energy Balance, which aims to better understand the connection between a healthy lifestyle and cancer.