Big Y in the News
Headquartered in Springfield, MA, Big Y is one of the largest independently owned supermarket chains in New England. Proud to be family owned and operated, we operate almost 80 stores throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts with over 11,000 employees. Big Y has been named a 2015 Employer of Choice by the Employers Association of the Northeast. Founded in 1936 by brothers Paul and Gerald D'Amour, the store was named after an intersection in Chicopee, Massachusetts where two roads converge to form a "Y".
Big Y in the News contains excerpts from press releases that have been sent to local media.
Big Y donates over $215,000 to Local Breast Cancer Groups
SPRINGFIELD, MA - (January 6, 2020)
In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y Supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative “Partners of Hope” to 29 local breast cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. This month-long program reflects the partnership, commitment and support of breast cancer awareness and research that are so vital for many. The results have finally been tabulated and in October, Big Y raised $215,742.00 which was donated to the following organizations:
Amherst - Protect Our Breasts
Boston - Mass General Hospital - Gillette Center for Breast Cancer
Boston - Brigham & Women’s Hospital Breast - Oncology Program
Boston - Susan F. Smith - Center for Women’s Cancers
Boston - Boston Medical Center - Belkin Breast Health Center
Ludlow - The Pink Way - MA HMC Breast Health Center
Longmeadow - Survivor Journeys - Breast Cancer Program
Northampton - Cancer-Connection
Northampton - Cooley Dickinson Hospital - Women’s Health Care
Pittsfield - Berkshire Medical Center - Women’s Imaging Center
South Weymouth - South Shore Health System Foundation
Springfield - Baystate Health Foundation - Rays of Hope
Springfield - Mercy Medical Center - Mercy Breast Care Center
Worcester - Saint Vincent Hospital - Breast Care Clinic
Worcester - U Mass Memorial Health Care - Comprehensive Breast Center
Worcester - Family Health Center of Worcester - Lois B. Green Breast Health Center
Derby - Griffin Hospital Griffin Health
Hartford - Hartford Hospital - Partnership for Breast Care
Hartford - St. Francis Foundation - Comprehensive Breast Health Center
Madison - Infinite Strength, Inc.
New Britain - CT Breast Health Initiative
New London - Terri Brooder Breast Cancer Foundation
New Haven - Yale-New Haven Hospital - Breast Cancer Program
Norwich - Backus Hospital - Backus Cancer Center
Stafford Springs - Johnson Memorial Hospital - Breast Care Center
Torrington - Charlotte/Hungerford Hospital - Pink Roses Program
Waterbury - St. Mary’s Hospital - Breast & Oncology Center
Westbrook - Middlesex Hospital - Cancer Care Middlesex Health Shoreline Center
Willimantic - Windham Hospital Foundation - Breast Cancer Program
During the entire month of October, Big Y donated a portion of the proceeds from both the Floral and Produce Departments, and 5 cents for each Big Y, Top Care, Full Circle, Simply Done, Paws Happy Life, Pure Harmony, @Ease, Tippy Toes and Culinary Tours brand products purchased between October 4 and 10 (*excluding random weight items). The Big Y Butcher Shops also donated ten cents from every pound of All-Natural Angus Beef and Big Y Smart Chicken sold during the entire month of October. Big Y Pharmacy & Wellness Center donated $5 for every flu shot given. Every store promoted Partners of Hope pink ribbons for $1 for the month of October as a way of generating additional proceeds for local breast cancer organizations throughout the two states.
Big Y’s dietitian team, Carrie Taylor and Andrea Luttrell, devoted a portion of their fall newsletter to cancer prevention.
According to Big Y CEO, Charles D’Amour, “Breast cancer affects thousands of women and more men each year. Through our Partners of Hope campaign, we want to not only promote breast cancer awareness but also save lives through early detection and care.” Since 2007, Big Y has raised well over $2 million dollars to support local breast cancer initiatives.