Money raised to support those with cancer

Published 9:00 pm Monday, September 9, 2019

Hy-Vee Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, announced its register roundup event raised more than $100,000 across Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores, according to a press release.

The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Roundup took place from Aug. 1 to Aug. 18 to give customers the opportunity to donate at checkout by rounding up their purchase to the nearest dollar or other amount. The money raised will provide assistance for basic needs and experiences that create emotional support to impacted families. Assistance includes non-medical expenses like mortgage and rent, transportation, utilities, gas cards and food. The timing of the campaign was meant to help increase awareness of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed every September.

“We are excited to share the results of the Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Roundup fundraiser,” said Erica Campbell, executive director of Pinky Swear Foundation. “We value our partnership with Hy-Vee and sincerely appreciate its customers for their compassion and generosity. The money raised from this year’s Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Roundup will make a real impact to further our mission to help even more families with a child battling cancer.”

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During its four-year partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, Hy-Vee has helped host and sponsor a variety of store and community fundraising events that have raised a total of more than $1.1 million to benefit children with cancer and their families. Efforts like these allow Hy-Vee to reaffirm its commitment to making lives easier, healthier and happier, the release stated.