Parker’s Donates $2,500 to Susan G. Komen® Coastal Georgia to Help Fight Breast Cancer
SAVANNAH, Ga. (Jan. 22, 2020) – Parker’s recently donated $2,500 to Susan G. Komen® Coastal Georgia, helping the nonprofit organization offer breast cancer screenings, support services and ongoing education to area residents. Every year, Parker’s donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of pink Breast Cancer Awareness refillable cups to Susan G. Komen® Coastal Georgia.
“We are deeply honored to support the exceptional work that Susan G. Komen® Coastal Georgia does right here in our community,” said Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker. “At Parker’s, we’re committed to fighting breast cancer and raising awareness about this devastating disease.”
The Susan G. Komen® Foundation’s mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. The Coastal Georgia affiliate was founded in 2006 by a group of passionate breast cancer advocates.
Susan G. Komen® Coastal Georgia serves residents of Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh Counties. The affiliate has invested more than $3.1 million into local programs to give vulnerable populations access to breast cancer education, screening, diagnostic, and support services. Over the past five years, Susan G. Komen® Coastal Georgia has provided 8,000 screenings and 2,500 diagnostic services.
“This generous donation from Parker’s employees and customers will allow Komen Coastal Georgia to continue offering screening and diagnostic breast health services for the medically underserved in this area,” said Julie Schwartz, Community Engagement Manager for Susan G. Komen® Coastal Georgia. “We are extremely grateful for this partnership and ongoing support offered by Parker’s and their customers.”
Parker’s gives back to every community where stores are located through its Fueling the Community Program, which donates a portion of the profit of every gallon of gas sold on the first Wednesday of the month to area schools. In addition, the company endows the Parker’s Emergency and Trauma Center at Memorial Hospital in Savannah and spearheads an anti-litter campaign in Savannah.
Parker’s founder and CEO Greg Parker donated $5 million to name the Parker College of Business at Georgia Southern University in 2018. This award-winning convenience store industry leader considers giving back and “paying it forward” to be part of the overall corporate mission of Parker’s.