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BJ's Wholesale Club and Mastercard® Donate More Than $120,000 to Stand Up To Cancer®

BJ's and Mastercard help fund groundbreaking cancer research

November 9, 2017 2:00 PM EST

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 9, 2017 -- BJ's Wholesale Club and Mastercard® today donated more than $120,000 to Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C), an organization that seeks to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

"BJ's is proud to work with Mastercard and our members to support Stand Up To Cancer," said Brian Poulliot, executive vice president, Chief Membership Officer of BJ's Wholesale Club. "We're grateful for our members' generosity. BJ's has a long-term commitment to making a positive difference in our communities, and we're honored to be a part of SU2C's mission to engage the public in supporting cancer research and increase awareness of cancer prevention."

During the month of September, BJ's and Mastercard invited BJ's members to donate in-Club to support SU2C. Mastercard matched donations made on a Mastercard credit card.  Additionally, BJ's made a donation to SU2C for every My BJ's Perks® Mastercard application received from September 17, 2017 to September 23, 2017. 

"As a long-time supporter of Stand Up To Cancer, we know that collaboration can be a powerful tool in the fight against cancer," said Andres Siefken, executive vice president, North American marketing and communications, Mastercard. "That is why we joined together with BJ's, its members and our cardholders to make this donation and help further SU2C's mission of making everyone who is diagnosed with cancer a long-term survivor."

Founded in 2008, SU2C's mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers who compete against cancer, not against each other. To date, more than $481 million has been pledged to support SU2C's cancer research and over 1,200 scientists participate in SU2C-funded research.

"One in two men and one in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. That's why, at SU2C, we seek to advance a new, collaborative model of cancer research and get treatments to patients faster," said Sue Schwartz, co-founder, Stand Up To Cancer. "Because of our partnership with BJ's and Mastercard, SU2C can help save even more lives from this devastating disease."

To learn more about BJ's, visit bjs.com. For more information on SU2C, visit standuptocancer.org.

About BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.
Headquartered in Westborough, Massachusetts, BJ's is the leading operator of membership warehouse clubs in the Eastern United States. The company currently operates 215 clubs and 133 BJ's Gas® locations in 16 states. 

BJ's provides a one-stop shopping destination filled with top-quality, leading brands, including its exclusive Wellsley Farms® and Berkley Jensen® brands, along with USDA Choice meats, premium produce and delicious organics, many in supermarket sizes. BJ's is also the only major membership warehouse club to accept all manufacturers' coupons and, for greater convenience, offers the most payment options.

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BJ's is wholly owned by affiliates of Leonard Green & Partners, CVC Capital Partners and its management team.

About Mastercard®
Mastercard, www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard's products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

About Stand Up To Cancer®
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry's resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C's scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration and provide expert review of research progress.

Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren and Kathleen Lobb. The late Laura Ziskin and the late Noreen Fraser are also co-founders. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C's president since 2011.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit http://www.StandUpToCancer.org.

For further information: Jennie Hardin, jhardin@bjs.com | 774-512-6978; Sarah Ely, sarah_ely@mastercard.com | 914-249-6714

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