AYER -- From June 3 through June 7, customers of Aubuchon Hardware in Ayer can help families fight cancer by contributing $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families program. The program's goal is to raise more than $1 million for adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card guaranteed to be a winner with prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip from TNT Vacations Powered by Funjet Vacations, American Airlines miles, theme park tickets, as well as prizes from Aubuchon Hardware, Old Navy and Burger King.
Now in its 14th year, the A Chance for Kids & Families program has raised more than $11.6 million and helps fund adult and pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber. The innovative research benefits cancer patients in New England as well as patients around the world.
Old Navy and Aubuchon Hardware stores in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Connecticut will be part of this year's program. Burger King restaurants will also be participating starting in late July.
"It is because of the compassion and generosity of companies like Aubuchon Hardware and their customers that we are able to move forward in our quest to effectively treat cancer, with the ultimate goal of developing cures," said Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund.
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.