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Stater Bros. Charities Donates $75,000 to the Geriatrics Department at City of Hope

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Charities recently presented a check in the amount of $75,000 to City of Hope to train a social worker in geriatrics and serve as the primary point person for elderly patients. The social worker will gain hands' on experience working with the geriatrics team, participate in educational conference calls, seminars and conferences, and develop a comprehensive resource manual for older patients that will provide information about support services on campus and in the community.

Stater Bros. President and COO, Pete Van Helden (center) presents a $75,000 check for the Geriatrics Department at City of Hope to Dr. Arti Hurria (right), Associate Professor of Medical Oncology.  The check presentation took place inside the company's supermarket located at 20677 Amar Rd in Walnut.

In 2013, nearly 40% of patients treated at City of Hope were aged 65 or older.

Stater Bros. has donated over $3 million dollars to this world renowned research and treatment center.

"The Stater Bros. 'Family' has a long history of giving back to our friends and neighbors in the communities we are privileged to serve," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and CEO of Stater Bros. Markets.  "We are especially pleased to donate to programs that make a difference in the lives of so many people."

"The City of Hope is incredibly grateful to Stater Bros. Charities for their generous gift which will help so many older adults with cancer and their families," stated Dr. Arti Hurria, Associate Professor of Medical Oncology, President of International Society of Geriatrics Oncology and Founder of Cancer and Aging Research Group.

About City of Hope
For nearly 100 years, City of Hope's pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Compassion drives their innovation. As an independent medical and research institution, they can break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of laboratory findings to more effective treatments. They accomplish this through exquisite care, innovative research and vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes.

About Stater Bros. Charities
Stater Bros. Charities is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports critical needs in the communities where Stater Bros. employees live and work.  Since 2008, Stater Bros. Charities has provided funding to countless local organizations and causes that benefit hunger relief, children's well-being, education, health, and help for our nation's veterans.  Funds are raised throughout the year from generous customers, supplier friends, and caring members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket Family.  For more information log onto www.staterbros.com.

Stater Bros. Charities ~ Caring For The Communities We Serve!

Contact:
Susan Atkinson, President & CEO
Stater Bros. Charities
909-733-5438 / [email protected]

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