Company Celebrates 19th Consecutive Year of Support for
ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 22, 2012--
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket
retailer of parts, batteries, accessories, and maintenance items, is
proud to announce the launch of its 2012 sneaker sales campaign. This
year marks Advance’s 19th consecutive year of support for
JDRF in their efforts toward curing, treating, and preventing type 1
diabetes. In the past 18 years, Advance has raised more than $31 million
for JDRF, including a record-breaking campaign that raised $5 million
for diabetes research in 2011 making Advance JDRF’s number one corporate
partner in 2011. Advance and its Team Members are tireless in their
efforts to give back to the communities in which they live and work.
“Our annual JDRF Sneaker Campaign is an inspiring time of year for our
Company because it clearly shows our Team’s commitment to serving our
community. The $31 million-plus that we have raised over the years is
proof that Service is our best part - not only for our Commercial and
DIY customers, but for our communities as well,” said Darren Jackson,
President and Chief Executive Officer. “This year, our team is asking
every customer to buy a pair of sneakers to double their support for
curing juvenile diabetes and be a superhero's hero. Our team is striving
to save the day for people suffering from type 1 diabetes.”
The Company’s sneaker sales program, which will be held at more than
3,600 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, begins
tomorrow, August 23 and runs through October 6. Customers can save the
day and purchase paper sneakers that benefit the charity including $1,
$5, $25 or $50 sneakers. The Advance team then displays the customer
purchased paper sneakers in the store windows to show support for this
worthwhile cause. Proceeds from every sneaker sold go directly to JDRF
and help bring the organization one step closer to finding a cure.
In addition to the retail store Sneaker Campaign, Advance is raising
additional donations from fundraising events at the Company’s
distribution centers and Store Support Center. Planned events include
silent auctions, golf tournaments and participation in multiple local
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes events.
ABOUT ADVANCE AUTO PARTS, INC.
Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Advance Auto Parts, a leading automotive
aftermarket retailer of parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance
items in the United States, serves both the do-it-yourself and
professional installer markets. As of July 14, 2012, the Company
operated 3,692 stores in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Advance Auto Parts supports a variety of non-profit organizations at the
corporate and local levels and encourages its Team Members to become
actively involved in various community-based charitable organizations.
Nationally, Advance Auto Parts is a strong supporter of United Way and
JDRF. Since 1994, Advance Auto Parts has raised more than $31 million
for JDRF, including a record-breaking campaign in 2011 which raised $5
million for diabetes research, making Advance Auto Parts JDRF’s number
one corporate partner for 2011.
Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities,
customer services, and on-line shopping for parts and accessories can be
found on the Company’s web site at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
Source: Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Advance Auto Parts, Inc.
Shelly Whitaker, APR, 540-561-8452