Dierbergs Markets Raises More Than $170,000 for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital to Help Provide Critical Treatments for Sick Children

Dierbergs Markets Raises More Than $170,000 for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital to Help Provide Critical Treatments for Sick Children

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2020

Dierbergs Markets has raised more than $170,000 to help provide critical treatments for the SSM Health Cardinal Glennon’s Homers for Health/Pledge for Patients campaign. All donations raised through this campaign go directly to provide critical treatments to Cardinal Glennon patients, new child-friendly services, advanced technologies, and capital improvements that benefit sick and injured kids in countless ways.

"The Dierbergs Family and Team have always been wonderful supporters of SSM Health Cardinal Glennon and our Homers for Health program. These past six weeks the Store Managers and the cashiers at all 25 Dierbergs locations fully embraced our mission by asking customers to "RoundUp at the Register" supporting our Cardinal Glennon Kids and St. Louis has responded in a big way. Thank you Dierbergs family!" said Scott Adamec, Director of Corporate Relations, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation.

Typically, this program runs in tandem with the Homers 4 Health campaign each year at the beginning of the Cardinal’s baseball season. But due to the delay of baseball in 2020, Dierbergs pivoted alongside Cardinal Glennon’s adjusted program timeline to help ensure that those in need could still receive the much-needed treatments provided by the foundation.

“A huge thank you to our generous customers for making it possible for us to contribute more than $170,000 to make a such a lasting impact on Glennon Kids. Dierbergs has supported Glennon’s Homers for Health campaign since its inception in 2012. With the health crisis in mind, it’s more important now than ever for us to support our friends and neighbors in our community,” said Laura Dierberg Padousis, VP and Secretary of Dierbergs Markets.

The in-store campaign, concluded on August 17th. A check presentation took place at Dierbergs Market at Des Peres on Tuesday, September 8th at noon.

[Photo: Greg Dierberg and Laura Dierbergs Padousis present a check for over $170,000 to Cardinal Glennon following Dierbergs' Pledge for Patients campaign.]

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SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation raises funds and promotes community awareness for SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, the nation’s only free-standing, not-for-profit Catholic children’s hospital. With highly-trained providers in more than 60 pediatric subspecialties, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon provides hope and healing to thousands of children and their families each year.

Dierbergs Markets traces its roots to a country store founded in 1854 in West St. Louis County. Four generations have managed the company, which had only one location until 1967. Today, Dierbergs employs more than 4,000 Associates in 24 St. Louis metropolitan-area stores and one location at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks

Media Contacts:
Scott Adamec 
SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation – St. Louis 
314-678-6623 or Scott.Adamec @ ssmhealth.com

Jamie Collins
Dierbergs Markets
636-532-8884 or collinsj @ dierbergs.com