Big Y is a family-owned and operated supermarket chain with more than 60 locations and 10,000 employees. From its start in 1936 in Chicopee, MA, Big Y has aimed to give back to the community. Prominent among the causes that Big Y champions is breast cancer awareness and services for patients with breast cancer.
CEO Donald D’Amour writes, “Yes, we’re a grocery store. But it’s my hope that Big Y can be more than that — that we can be a trusted partner in your family’s ongoing health and wellness.”
Since 2007, the company has donated more than $850,000 to 17 nonprofits across New England dedicated to serving patients with breast cancer through its annual “Partners of Hope” campaign.
All 64 of its supermarkets take part in the month-long campaign. Every October, Big Y offers a variety of fundraising incentives, including donations from selected purchases taken at checkouts. In 2012, Big Y added a radiothon in partnership with several Western Massachusetts stations and offered transportation to local mammogram facilities.
Using its merchandising prowess, Big Y involves its customers, employees and vendors throughout New England in raising dollars and awareness for breast cancer causes.
Celebrate the one hundred 2014Join Us on June 10
- Friends of Jaclyn
- Yi-Bin A. Chen, MD
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Amy S. Colwell, MD, FACS
- Lisa Gatti Whelan, RN, BSN
- David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
- Jennifer E. D’Alotto, MSW, LCSW
- Mary Philopoulos
- Sue de Vries Cancer Foundation
- Tiffany Koolakian, RTT
- Uniting Against Lung Cancer
- Barry Lipsett & Charles River Apparel
- Jason Maxwell
- Andrea Paciello
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- Linda J. Verville Cancer Research Foundation
- Rose M. Watson
- Big Y
- Robert Howe
- John Murphy
- Richard L. Deming, MD
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Ellen Sigal, PhD
- Kevin S. Oh, MD
- Gordon B. Zacks
- Rhonda McGrail
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Dorothy Binford
- Joshua Sommer
- Brian N. Napolitano
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer. Meet the Honorees.