The following is a press release from The United Family:

LUBBOCK, Texas (PRESS RELEASE) — On Thursday, United Supermarkets and Market Street presented the American Cancer Society with a check for $9,600 in honor of National Teddy Bear Day and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The funds will go to support their children’s programs.

The funds are raised through the sale of special teddy bears in floral departments across The United Family. For each teddy bear purchased, a $1 donation is made to the American Cancer Society.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month began as a way to raise awareness and funds for those affected by childhood cancer. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, one in 285 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.

Bradley Gaines, director of floral for The United Family, said this fundraiser is a fun way for guests to not only celebrate National Teddy Bear Day but also a way to help raise funds to help those dealing with childhood cancer.

“We are so proud to support the American Cancer Society while also celebrating National Teddy Bear Day,” Gaines said. “We hope this is a fun and sweet way for people to give back to their communities.”

About The United Family®
In its 106th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 96 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor Distributing, USM Manufacturing, United Food and Beverage Services and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertsons Companies, Inc For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.

(Press release from The United Family)