Customers and associates in Kroger’s Hall County stores donated more than $10,000 to the American Heart Association during an in-store campaign that raised funds to fight heart disease.
The campaign, a celebration of National Heart Month, ran from Feb. 11-25 and gave customers at Atlanta Division stores the opportunity to purchase a paper “red heart” for $1, $3 or $5 at checkout to help raise funds to benefit the AHA and its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
“With cardiovascular disease being the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women, these selfless donations have greatly helped raise awareness and financial support for the American Heart Association,” said Felix Turner, corporate affairs manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division, in a press release.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest, largest voluntary organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke.