Harris Teeter's Health Partner Round Up Campaign Takes Center Stage in Support of The ALS Association

Shoppers at Participating Stores Can Round Up for ALS –
Every Cent Counts in the Fight Against ALS

Charlotte, NC – (January 24, 2024) Harris Teeter announced the launch of its Health Partner Round Up campaign, which benefits six leading health non-profit organizations, including the ALS Association. 

Now through April 23, 2024, shoppers can round up their transaction to the nearest whole dollar at participating stores and a portion of those funds will benefit the ALS Association.

“By shopping at Harris Teeter and choosing to Round Up at checkout, you’re helping raise funds that directly impact the work we’re doing,” said Cheryl Kunkle, vice president of corporate partnerships for the ALS Association. “Funds raised stay in the local community in which they are donated and help support our work to enhance care services, advocate for those affected by ALS, and accelerate critical research initiatives."

The funds collected throughout the campaign will be evenly distributed among the six health charity partners at the end of the campaign. The campaign raised more than $900,000 in total for the campaign partners in 2023.

“Non-profits rely on the generosity of our valued associates and loyal shoppers. These donations are critical for these organizations to continue conducting research and providing life-saving treatments and programs,” said Danna Robinson, director of corporate affairs for Harris Teeter. “Through this unique partnership we can increase awareness of each non-profit organization’s role in improving lives and building healthier communities.”

The Health Partner Round Up campaign provides shoppers the opportunity to conveniently give back to the local community. When shoppers participate in the campaign, they’ll be making an impact in the advancement of critical research programs and life-changing technology and treatments for individuals living with ALS. 

About ALS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that afflicts approximately 27,000 people in the United States and a comparable number of patients in Europe. Approximately 6,300 new cases of ALS are diagnosed each year in the United States. The average life expectancy of a person with ALS is approximately two to five years after diagnosis and only approximately 10 percent of people with ALS survive for more than 10 years. Death is usually due to respiratory failure because of diminished strength in the skeletal muscles responsible for breathing. Few treatment options exist for these patients, resulting in a high unmet need for new therapies to address functional deficits and disease progression.

About The ALS Association
The ALS Association is the largest philanthropic funder of ALS research in the world. The Association funds global research collaborations, assists people with ALS and their families through its nationwide network of care and certified clinical care centers, and advocates for better public policies for people with ALS. The ALS Association is working to make ALS a livable disease while urgently searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about the ALS Association, visit our website at als.org.

About Harris Teeter
For more than 60 years, Harris Teeter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroger, has enriched lives – one meal, one family, one associate, and one community at a time. Headquartered in Matthews, North Carolina, Harris Teeter employs 36,000 valued associates across more than 250 stores and 70 fuel centers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the District of Columbia.