Carando and Sedano’s Supermarkets Partner to Support Cancer Research and Patient Care

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center receives donation from Carando Cares program

Carando, the artisans of Classic Italian Meats, has partnered with Sedano’s Supermarkets to donate $1,000 to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The contribution will help fund innovative cancer research and patient care. Carando made the donation during a presentation at Sedano’s grocery store in Hialeah, Fla on Friday, September 16.

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Carando and Sedano’s representatives presented a check to Yolanda Hernandez from Sylvester. The donation is part of the Carando Cares program, an initiative that supports organizations that are making a positive difference in local communities.

“Carando was built on tradition, so it’s important that Carando continues its commitment to giving back to organizations through Carando Cares,” said Michael J. Sargent, Senior Brand Manager, Smithfield Foods. “Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is a leader in the fight against cancer. Its team of physicians and scientists is committed to conducting breakthrough research and we are humbled to be able contribute to their ongoing mission.”

Sylvester is South Florida’s only university-based cancer center, where physicians and scientists apply breakthrough research, from the laboratory, to the patient’s bedside. Sylvester is providing precision medicine and new hope for cancer patients and their families in South Florida, the southeastern United States, the Caribbean and South America.

"We are excited about the partnership,” said Javier Herrán, Chief Marketing Officer for Sedano's Supermarkets. “Giving back to the community has always been at the heart and soul of our family and culture, and Sylvester Cancer Center is very near and dear to our hearts.”

As part of the event, crowds of shoppers were treated to delicious Carando deli meat samples, coupons and giveaways.

Carando Cares has made more than $250,000 in monetary and in-kind donations since the program’s inception in 2013. For more information about Carando and Carando Cares, please visit or

Carando is a brand of Smithfield Foods.

About Carando
All of our classic Italian meats stay true to the traditional recipes that our founder, Pietro Carando, brought to America from his boyhood home in Torino, Italy. One taste is all it takes to discover the authentic Italian difference of Carando. For more information, visit

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

About Sedano’s
Founded in Hialeah, Florida in 1962 by the Herrán and Guerra families, Sedano’s Supermarkets has grown to become the top Hispanic grocer in the United States. Sedano’s Supermarkets caters to Florida’s booming Hispanic community with more than 3,000 employees and 34 locations in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Orange and Osceola counties. As the largest, independently-owned, Hispanic supermarket chain, Sedano’s Supermarkets is recognized for its excellent customer service, ethnic product offering and competitive prices. For more information, please visit:; @Sedanos on Twitter; or

Contact: Leah Rubertino Breaking Limits for Carando (704) 766-9064

Source:Smithfield Foods