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Buchheit stores raise funds to help local cancer patients

  • Buchheit Inc. raised $7,084 during its annual October No One Fights Alone campaign for local cancer patients this year. FaithAriel Hagen, Buchheit of Sparta inventory manager and event coordinator, and Lisa Hille, assistant store manager, present Claudia Kerens from Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois Charitable Funds with a check for funds raised at the Sparta location.

    Buchheit Inc. raised $7,084 during its annual October No One Fights Alone campaign for local cancer patients this year. FaithAriel Hagen, Buchheit of Sparta inventory manager and event coordinator, and Lisa Hille, assistant store manager, present Claudia Kerens from Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois Charitable Funds with a check for funds raised at the Sparta location.
    Courtesy of Buchheit Retail

 
Submitted by Buchheit Retail
updated: 1/5/2022 10:18 AM

Each October, Buchheit stores work to help those going through cancer through their annual No One Fights Alone (NOFA) campaign.

The Buchheit family has witnessed many of its members "fight the beast," a phrase used by Buchheit Inc. CEO Tim Buchheit.

The Buchheit family began the campaign in 2015 by calling attention to breast cancer by decorating their retail stores in pink. Each year a different cancer is highlighted. This year, Buchheit stores were decked out in emerald green for liver cancer.

This year Buchheit will donate $7,084 to organizations that provide services to cancer patients as the undergo treatments. All proceeds collected at Buchheit of Sparta have been donated to the Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois Charitable Funds. The Cancer Care Specialists will use the money for gas cards and personalized donations, like homemade blankets, to those going through chemotherapy.

Buchheit of Sparta thanks all customers and contributors to the NOFA campaign. Because of your generous donations, we can ensure that No One Fights Alone.

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