The ninth annual Triple Winner game benefiting the Pediatric Oncology Division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center began April 11. Triple Winner has raised over $11 million for pediatric cancer research, making it one of the most successful cause-marketing programs in the nation. This year Giant has committed to raise $1.6 million, a $100,000 increase from 2012, in critical funds for the fight against children’s cancer.
Customers can donate $1 at their neighborhood Giant to receive a Triple Winner scratch card. Every card is a winner, and prizes include a free product, gift card, or cash up to $10,000. One hundred percent of the donations will go directly to the Pediatric Oncology Division at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and The Children’s Cancer Foundation.
Meet the Giant 2013 Triple Winner Ambassadors
Jimmy Berents is 19 years old and resides in Richmond, Virginia. His interests are sports, economics, cars, history, video games and hanging out with friends. He is the oldest (by one minute) of triplets, comprising of and two sisters and himself. He also has two older half brothers. Previously, Jimmy has had ALCL twice, at ages three and four. He was forced to take his freshman year of college off for treatment this year, but will attend Wake Forest University in the fall. He looks forward to continuing his studies of economics and business at Wake Forest, and hopes to use the knowledge learned in funding cancer research in the future. Read more about Jimmy.
Mossila (Mo) Gaba is seven years old and resides in Glen Burnie, Maryland. He is a vibrant 1st grader with a very bubbly personality. He loves to laugh and make those around him do the same. Funny, and personable, Mo will make you smile and see the world through a different lens. His interests include singing, dancing, TV, Wii, playing with friends and video games. Mossila is undergoing treatment for Bilateral Retinoblastoma.
Muriel Walters is 15 years old and resides in Severna Park, Maryland. She attends Severna Park High School where she is a sophomore. She is one of five children and has a twin sister, Gabrielle. In her spare time she likes to read, draw, make crafts and cook and aspires to be a child life specialist. She is always upbeat and has a very positive attitude. Murial is currently undergoing treatment for Osteosarcoma.
Emily Yang is 12 years old and resides in Potomac, Maryland. She is a 7th grader at Cabin John Middle School. She likes to do volunteer work and loves to help people. She has many interests including swimming, drawing, doing crafts, and music. She always keeps a positive attitude with a sweet smile on her face no matter how many hardships she is enduring. She has the wonderful aspiration to become a doctor or a nurse. For her Make-A-Wish, Emily will be traveling to Hawaii with her family in August. Emily underwent treatment for Osteosarcoma.