Buchheit Stores Raise Funds for Local Cancer Group

October 25, 2018

During the month of October, Buchheit stores are raising money to support the fight against cancer through their No One Fights Alone program. This year, Buchheit is raising awareness of lung cancer. Lung cancer kills more people than childhood, breast, and prostate cancers combined.

The Buchheit family has witnessed many of its members “fight the beast,” a phrase used by Buchheit, Inc. CEO, Tim Buchheit. In support of these friends, family, and fighters, the employees will wear special white uniform shirts. Buchheit will also donate a portion of sales to local organizations which provide services to cancer patients. It is important to the Buchheit family that they give back to the communities which have supported them over the past 84 years of operation.

Buchheit of Centralia has chosen to donate all proceeds raised at the Buchheit of Centralia to SSM Health St. Mary’s Foundation Cancer Center in Centralia, Illinois. Donations to this fund are used to enhance the care of patients at the SSM Health Cancer Center and Palliative Care Unit. They offer lymphedema and oncology rehabilitation services, social services, dietary consults, cancer screening, and financial assistance programs. They also provide survivorship care planning and advanced care planning to all patients fighting cancer.

Customers can help raise funds by participating in 5 ways. The white No One Fights Alone shirts worn by team members along with wristbands and color changing cups are available for purchase by the public. A portion of the sales of these items will go to the local fight against cancer. $1 and $5 Donation Cards will be sold and displayed throughout the store. All these funds will be donated to local cancer support organizations.
Along with the special promotions, the color white is found throughout the sales circular and with decorations in the store. Shoppers can come into the store to discover the creative displays designed to raise awareness for lung cancer.

Visit Buchheit of Centralia to support the fight against lung cancer and raise funds for SSM Health St. Mary’s Foundation Cancer Center during October. Although Buchheit raises awareness for different cancers each year, the funds collected go toward ALL cancer fighters.

Buchheit Retail has been serving the community since 1934. Currently Buchheit Retail operates 8 stores – Herculaneum, House Springs, Perryville and Jackson in Missouri and Jacksonville, Greenville, Centralia and Sparta in Illinois. Buchheit features merchandise for the home, garden, and farm that is geared toward exploring the possibilities of a simpler life.