C&S Wholesale Grocers Golf Outing Helps Children Overcome Cancer

By: Bubbajunk.com

    Keene, NH - August 11, 2005 - Continuing its commitment to children's cancer research and treatment, C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc. announced donations made through its 20th annual Charity Golf Outing. Funds raised at this years milestone golf outing were the largest ever and totaled $250,000 for:

 

          Childrens Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) in Lebanon, NH $150,000 for the pediatric oncology unit

 

         The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Jimmy Fund in Boston, MA $75,000 toward childrens cancer research

 

         The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT $25,000 general support for this innovative camp geared to children with cancer

 

    After golfing, over 500 C&S customers, vendors and food industry leaders were joined at dinner by representatives of each organization to learn more about medical advancements in the field of childrens cancer. A highlight included inspiring presentations by three local families whose young children are cancer survivors.

 

    Ron Wright, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of C&S, attended the golf events held in Massachusetts and Vermont and said, "Were deeply moved by the dedication of the teams at CHaD, Dana-Farber, and The Hole in the Wall Camp. Theyre on the frontlines of searching for a cure and theyre bringing hope and encouragement to many families and children bravely battling cancer. Everyone at C&S is appreciative that our customers and vendors stepped up so generously for our golf tournaments twentieth anniversary to help make a difference for the kids.

 

    C&S community involvement programs support initiatives to stop hunger and to promote the health and enrichment of communities that are homes to the company's employees and facilities.

 

    C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. is a privately owned company with annual sales of over $16 billion. The company is the 8th largest privately held company in the nation, as ranked by Forbes magazine. Founded in 1918, C&S provides distribution services to grocery chains and independent stores, delivering to more than 4,000 locations from its distribution centers in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont.