Here’s how ‘buying local’ could help Alabama cure pediatric cancer

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Buying local throughout the month of September could help Alabama fight pediatric cancer.

Buy Alabama's Best KickOff Event
Buy Alabama’s Best 2016 kick-off event at Children’s of Alabama. August 31, 2016 [Photo Credit: Buy Alabama’s Best on Facebook]

On Sept. 1, the Alabama Grocers Association, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, and the Alabama Food Manufacturers and Producers Association launch the “Buy Alabama’s Best” campaign, which encourages consumers to buy local for a cause.

Designed to inform and educate consumers on what products are made, produced, manufactured and/or headquartered in the state of Alabama, the campaign will simultaneously raise money Children’s of Alabama cancer research by donating a portion of the proceeds.

Throughout the month, retailers across Alabama will be supporting the campaign in their stores with Alabama product displays, ads, signage, special promotions and will sell Children’s of Alabama icons to support the fight to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

All consumers need to do is look for the “Buy Alabama’s Best” logo under products to ensure they are buying products made in Alabama that support the initiative.

Buy Alabama's Best logo
Buy Alabama’s Best logo

“By supporting the local economy and purchasing products made in our state, folks can feel good about not only benefitting local industry but also helping to spread hope to Alabama families facing cancer,” said Emily Hornak, Community Development and Cause Marketing Manager at Children’s of Alabama. “We are so grateful to our community partners and the difference they are making through this campaign.”

To date, the campaign’s efforts have raised over a quarter of a million dollars.

For a complete list of Buy Alabama Best participating companies, visit



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