New York Apple Country Joins Pediatric Cause
FISHERS, NY - These next couple of months consumers will find a pink hue in the produce aisles of the state of New York. For the twelfth year in a row the New York Apple Association is promoting the cancer-fighting powers of apples, now by teaming up with the Boheim Foundation to fund pediatric cancer research.
"We're so grateful to the New York apple industry for its continued support of the Jim & Juli Boeheim Foundation and the fight against cancer," Juli Boeheim, Co-Founder of the Boheim Foundation, said according to a New York Apple Country press release.
The NYAA has contributed more than $358,000 to several local charities in the fight to cure cancer, decorating its produce in pink ribbons and reminding the public of the cancer-fighting power of simply eating an apple a day.
“Apples are the original health food, and we would all love to help beat pediatric cancer in our state,” Jim Allen, NYAA President, said in the release. “We are honored to support this worthy cause, and we thank the community-minded retailers who are making this fundraiser possible.”
Participating retailers statewide include C&S Wholesale, Fairway Foods, Gristedes, Key Food, Kings, Krasdale, Market Basket, Mars, Nice & Easy, Olean Wholesale, Price Chopper, ShopRite, Stop & Shop, Tops, Wegmans, Western Beef, and Whole Foods.