A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Raises $123,000+ for American Cancer Society® Via Its "Crafting a Better World" Program

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A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts Raises $123,000+ for American Cancer Society® Via Its "Crafting a Better World" Program

A.C. Moore Associates and Customers Raise Funds at All Stores
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The East coast retailer teamed with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® program created to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early, and raise funds to end breast cancer. The fundraising program is part of A.C. Moore's "Crafting a Better World Program" which helps local communities. Since its launch in 2010, the program has raised more than $750,000 for not-for-profit organizations that provide services in the communities in which A.C. Moore stores operate.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 1:00pm

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Berlin, NJ - February 9, 2012 - A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts has raised $123,340 for the American Cancer Society during a recent register campaign at all 133 A.C. Moore ( www.acmoore.com ) stores. 

The East coast retailer teamed with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® program created to celebrate breast cancer survivors, educate people about how to reduce their breast cancer risk or find the disease early, and raise funds to end breast cancer. The fundraising program is part of A.C. Moore's "Crafting a Better World Program" which helps local communities. Since its launch in 2010, the program has raised more than $750,000 for not-for-profit organizations that provide services in the communities in which A.C. Moore stores operate.

"Our Crafting a Better World program underscores our commitment to improving the communities where our associates and customers live and work, and support of the American Cancer Society resonated strongly with our customer base, " says Pepe Piperno, Chairman of the Board of A.C. Moore. "We look forward to our 2012 campaign and to helping bring services to those with breast cancer and to helping save lives from the disease."

All 133 A.C. Moore stores participated in the campaign with the top contributions collected from stores in: Wilmington, DE, Lancaster, PA, Clifton, NJ, White Marsh, Md., Moorestown, NJ and Huntington, WV. As part of A.C. Moore's ongoing commitment to local customers, anyone who visited any A.C. Moore store during the campaign was able to donate to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program at check out. Special crafting events were also held during the campaign period.

"We are grateful for the efforts of A.C. Moore in the fight against breast cancer," said Terry Music, chief mission delivery officer for the American Cancer Society. "Making Strides enables the American Cancer Society to make strides to end breast cancer and save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back against the disease."

Funds raised through the Making Strides program help the American Cancer Society save lives and create more birthdays by helping people stay well by taking steps to reduce breast cancer risk or find it early; helping people get well by providing information and support during and after a breast cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research; and by fighting back by encouraging lawmakers to pass laws to help defeat breast cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

About A.C. MooreWith 133 stores along the East Coast, A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts, Inc. brings families together for fun through creativity. For more info visit http://www.acmoore.com/ , www.facebook.com/acmoore , twitter.com/officialacmoore and www.youtube.com/user/officialacmoore .

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Keywords: Social Impact & Volunteering | A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts | American Cancer Society | Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | philanthropy

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