Rigby, Idaho-based Broulim’s Supermarkets, Salt Lake City-based Associated Food Stores and Wenatchee, Wash.-based Oneonta Starr Ranch partnered to raise money for a seven year old with a heart condition.
The child, Tayt Anderson, was born with a congenital heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome. He has undergone more than two dozen heart surgeries so far.
The three food suppliers worked with other sponsors to help with the medical expenses.
On May 25, the “Heart 4 Tayt” fundraising event raised more than $11,000 at the Broulim’s Supermarkets, according to a news release.
“We are so glad to be a part of this effort and work with our friends at Associated Food Stores to help defray some of Tayt’s hospital bills,” Scott Marboe, Oneonta marketing director, said in the release. “He’s a real fighter, and we can all learn a lesson from him.”
The event featured 2,300 bags of apples grown and shipped by Oneonta Starr Ranch.
In 2012, Ellen Degeneres had Anderson on her show and sent his family to Disneyland.