Whole Foods Market donated $7,658 (5 percent of sales from its Plano and Fairview stores on Wednesday, June 29) to Cancer Support Community North Texas – Collin County, recipient of Community Giving Day. Cancer Support Community provides free support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones.
“Whole Foods Market is thrilled to help raise funds for Cancer Support Community of North Texas,” said Karen Lukin, Dallas Media & Community Relations, Whole Foods Market. “Their multi-pronged approach is admirable: working with the patients, and also showing families and friends the best way to support to each other. Their nutritional counseling and cooking classes are certainly something we stand behind.”
Whole Foods’ Community Giving Days (“5% Days”) are one meaningful way they give back to the community. On designated days throughout the year, a total of 5 percent of the day’s net sales are donated to local non-profit organizations. Guests help support selected organizations just by shopping on these 5 percent days.
“Cancer Support Community North Texas would like to thank Whole Foods for this wonderful gift that will mean so much to those living with cancer and their families and friends,” said Kelly Counts, Executive Director, Cancer Support Community North Texas. “Because all of our services are free, this donation means so much, and we greatly appreciate our partnership with Whole Foods.”
Throughout the day at both stores, representatives from Cancer Support Community were on hand to tell shoppers about their inaugural ONE RUN, which unites all cancer diagnoses and survivors of cancer under one event. The event will take place on September 10, 2011, 7 a.m. at Reverchon Park. Visit www.OneRunTexas.org.
Top of story: Linda McMahon of McKinney learns about Cancer Support Community’s inaugural One Run Sept. 10 while shopping in support of Cancer Support Community North Texas.
Middle of Story: Cookie Rudnick (Marketing Manager, Whole Foods, Fairview, lives in Plano) and Kelly Counts, Exec. Director, Cancer Support Community North Texas.
Bottom of Story: Shelley Copeland of Plano shops to support Cancer Support Community and learns about their inaugural ONE RUN Sept. 10 from volunteers Michelle Metzger and Bebe Wendell.