Aubuchon Hardware bolsters cancer research

The northeast hardware chain is supporting  “A Chance for Kids,” which runs through Sept. 3. The goal: $50,000 for pediatric cancer research.

Aubuchon Hardware has high goals for its initial partnership with the “A Chance for Kids” program to raise money for pediatric cancer research. 

Through Sept. 3, customers can help fight childhood cancers by giving $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids program. The 120-store hardware store chain’s goal is to raise more than $50,000 for pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

“It is a unique privilege for us to partner with Dana-Farber and the other retail establishments involved in the 'A Chance for Kids' program. We have some of the most wonderful and loyal customers, and I hope that they embrace this fundraising effort as much as all of us here at Aubuchon Hardware,” said M. Marcus Moran Jr., president and CEO of Westminster, Mass.-based Aubuchon Hardware.

With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card guaranteed to be a winner, with prizes including all-inclusive resort vacations, airline tickets, theme park admissions and merchandise discounts at Aubuchon Hardware, Olympia Sports and on Burger King food.

Now celebrating its 13th anniversary, the A Chance for Kids program has raised more than $10.9 million for Dana-Farber. The "A Chance for Kids" program has helped fund pediatric cancer research and care at Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic. The innovative research benefits young cancer patients at Dana-Farber, as well as patients around the world.