MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Little General Stores Inc. along with British Petroleum (BP) has donated $6,000 to the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. WVU men’s basketball Coach Bob Huggins established the fund in memory of his mother, who died of cancer.

Little General applied for a $12,000 grant from BP’s Fueling Communities Program to benefit two charities – the Huggins Cancer Research Endowment and Toys for Tots. The program provides grants to local organizations that support health, education, youth, food and housing.  This is the second consecutive year that Little General has received a BP grant to split evenly between cancer research and Toys for Tots, pushing the total amount donated thus far for cancer research at WVU to $12,250.  

“Little General is proud to be able to support the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. There are many people affected by cancer in the communities across West Virginia. We are committed to the fight against cancer and plan to keep going and do even more good in supporting this cause dear to West Virginians,” Greg Darby, president of Little General Stores Inc., said.

“Little General is one of the best partners I could hope for in the fight against cancer,” Huggins said. “And the best part of all is that their support is advancing research right here in West Virginia.”

Little General also partners with the Remember the Miners organization for joint fundraising to support the organization’s Scholars Program, as well as the Huggins Cancer Research Endowment. Since September 2011, that partnership has raised more than $107,000 for cancer research at WVU.
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