Stater Bros. Charities has presented a check in the amount of $75,000 to City of Hope to train a social worker in geriatrics and serve as the primary point person for elderly patients.
The social worker will gain hands on experience working with the geriatrics team, participate in educational conference calls, seminars and conferences and develop a comprehensive resource manual for older patients that will provide information about support services on campus and in the community.
Stater Bros. has donated more than $3 million dollars to the research and treatment center.
"The Stater Bros. 'family' has a long history of giving back to our friends and neighbors in the communities we are privileged to serve," said chairman and CEO Jack H. Brown. "We are especially pleased to donate to programs that make a difference in the lives of so many people."
"The City of Hope is incredibly grateful to Stater Bros. Charities for their generous gift which will help so many older adults with cancer and their families," stated Dr. Arti Hurria, associate professor of medical oncology, president of International Society of Geriatrics Oncology and founder of Cancer and Aging Research Group.
Stater Bros. Charities raises funds throughout the year by collecting donations from customers, suppliers and members of the Stater Bros. Supermarket family.