Hannaford Supermarkets Presents Generous Donation to NHBCC

Date:   October 9, 2013

Manchester, NH — On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Hannaford Supermarkets presented the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition with a donation of $12,000.

Funds for the donation came from the “Melon Up! Pink Ribbon Watermelon Program.” C.H. Robinson, one of the world’s largest third party logistics providers of freight transportation and logistics, outsource solutions, and produce sourcing, originated and supplies the products for the “Melon Up! Pink Ribbon Watermelon Program,” designed to “promote breast cancer awareness and the health benefits of watermelon.”

“Hannaford is proud to partner with C.H. Robinson to provide the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition with this donation toward its important work of helping people statewide who are impacted by this terrible disease,” said Sherri Stevens, Community Relations Specialist at Hannaford.  “We were particularly drawn to the Coalition in considering where to invest this money because, like Hannaford, the Coalition is committed to helping provide information and support to improve the health of our neighbors right here in New Hampshire.”

Representatives including Sherri Stevens, Chris Dove (Hannaford, Director of Produce), Kenneth Todd (Hannaford, Category Manager for Produce), Steve Flashing (C.H. Robinson, Key Account Manager), Lisa Lessard (Hannaford Store Manager, Nashua) and Donna Verville (Hannaford Assistant Store Manager, Hooksett) joined NHBCC Board members for conversation and the check presentation. Proceeds will benefit NHBCC’s Support Services Fund, which provides financial assistance to low-income and uninsured patients who have exhausted other means of support for the necessities of daily living. Last year NHBCC helped over 80 New Hampshire patients and the number of applications continues to grow.

“We are extremely grateful to Hannaford Supermarkets for this extraordinary donation,” stated Nancy Ryan, NHBCC President. “Breast cancer is not only a medical emergency, but can also create a financial emergency. With generous donations like this one, the NHBCC Support Services Fund is there to help.”

As Stevens pointed out, “Watermelon is a low-calorie, nutritious fruit, and its pink color ties in perfectly with the fight against breast cancer.”

NHBCC is an all volunteer, statewide, grassroots organization that advocates for and provides assistance to New Hampshire patients with breast cancer. Learn more about NHBCC at www.nhbcc.org and also on Facebook.

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