Helping in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Yesterday, I went to our Mequon store where Ted Balistreri presented John Cary, Executive Director of the MACC Fund, with a check for $122,100.  Yes, that’s right– a check for over $100,000.  I was amazed by that amount and thought you might enjoy learning more about the MACC Fund and how that money was raised.

Every year, Sendik’s partners with four quarterly charities (ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Penfield Children’s Center, Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin & the MACC Fund) with the MACC Fund’s campaign taking place November through January.  MACC is short for Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. Childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children after the newborn period, and since 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed $45 million dollars to childhood cancer and related blood disorder research.

I’ve asked myself–how the heck can we raise over $122,000 in just three months?  It’s all because of the generosity of our customers.  From November to January, we donate the proceeds from select items in our store to the MACC Fund.  This includes the sales of: our winter edition of our Real Food Magazine, MACC Fund Stars and candy canes placed at the registers.  A sincere thanks to everyone who purchased these items to support this amazing charity.

“The MACC Fund is honored and grateful to be part of the generous support of the Sendik’s Food Markets, their loyal customers and vendors and dedicated staff,” said Jon McGlocklin, president and co-founder of the MACC Fund. “The support from Sendik’s over the past six years has raised over $600,000 and has been a source of hope for the children battling cancer and blood disorders.”

It’s an awesome feeling working for a company that’s so committed to the community, and it’s even a cooler feeling to see all of our customers rally around our charitable partners.  Though we have wrapped up the MACC Fund campaign, now through May, you can support our spring quarterly partner: ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis.


Featured, News, Red Bag Insider | February 19th, 2014