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Zupan's Markets

September 04, 2013 11:00 ET

Zupan's Markets Celebrates Second Annual 'Remembering Our Founder' Month in September

John J. Zupan Foundation Continues to Support Trauma Services at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - September 04, 2013) -  This September, local grocer Zupan's Markets is celebrating its second annual 'Remembering Our Founder' month, in connection with the John J. Zupan Foundation. The month will feature donation opportunities to support trauma services at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. The campaign begun Sept. 1 and runs through Sept. 30, including the John J. Zupan Memorial golf tournament and auction on Friday, Sept. 13.

As part of the 2013 campaign Zupan's Markets has partnered with local vendors who have generously pledged to donate a portion of their product's sales to the John J. Zupan Foundation throughout the month of September. Participating products throughout the store will be displayed with a foundation shelf tag.

All donations raised will go toward Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and continue to support the expansion of trauma care services that began in 2012. Last year the inaugural campaign raised $154,570 for Legacy Emanuel. That total included contributions from Zupan's customers, associates and vendors, all of which were matched by Zupan's Markets, in addition to proceeds from the first John J. Zupan Memorial golf tournament and auction.

Since the initial campaign last year, the critical care expansion at Legacy Emanuel has included a remodel of both the Neuro Trauma and Cardiovascular ICU. Construction and updates to the newly enhanced Emergency Department are also near completion. In addition, the Emergency Department lobby will be named in memory of John J. Zupan and contain a display case sharing his life story. Future projects also include a remodel of the Clinical Decision Unit, creation of a hybrid operating room and Emergency Department observation unit. 

Donations will be accepted at all four Zupan's Markets locations throughout the Portland area -- West Burnside, Southeast Belmont, Southwest Macadam and Lake Grove. Additionally, Zupan's Markets will match all donations made by company associates and customers.

The John J. Zupan Foundation was created in response to the support and treatment John Zupan received after he was struck by a car in August 2011. After arriving in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel, the expertise and compassion from the trauma team of surgeons, nurses and staff allowed him to spend his last moments surrounded by family and friends. Their selfless dedication made a lasting impression on the Zupan family and, in return, Zupan's Markets is working to ensure Legacy Emanuel's Trauma Center can continue to provide our Northwest communities with the same extraordinary service and care.

"My father held a deep passion for people and community," said Zupan's Markets president Mike Zupan. "Supporting the efforts of Legacy Emanuel Medical Center as they continue to expand their trauma services is the best way to celebrate his legacy."

In addition to the donation campaign, the John J. Zupan Foundation will also host the second annual John J. Zupan Memorial golf tournament & auction on Friday, Sept. 13 at the Columbia Edgewater Country Club.

About the John J. Zupan Foundation

The John J. Zupan Foundation was created in 2012 by the Zupan family to honor the memory of Zupan's Markets founder John J. Zupan and serves to support Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. In August 2011, John Zupan arrived in critical condition at Legacy Emanuel after being struck by a car. Because of the trauma team's expertise, he was kept alive until family and friends could arrive. Filled with gratitude for the compassion and care they experienced from Legacy Emanuel's staff, the Zupan Family established the John J. Zupan Foundation to ensure that others are able to receive the same extraordinary service and care. To learn more about the John J. Zupan Foundation, visit

About Zupan's Markets

Founded by John Zupan in 1975, Zupan's Markets is a local and family-owned market that serves Portland, Ore.'s food-loving community with four locations. Zupan's Markets focuses on quality, selling everything from the best meats and wines to the freshest produce, baked goods, gourmet deli products, specialty foods, flowers and more, emphasizing locally sourced, artisan products when possible. For more information, visit or stay in touch at and 

Full List of Participating Vendors

10 Barrel Brewing
Alpenrose Dairy
Bar Harbor Foods
BelGioioso Cheese
Better Than Bouillon
Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolatier
Bob's Red Mill
Burnside Brewing Co.
Campbell Soup Company
Carlton Farms
Columbia Distributing
Coor's Light
Cream-Nut Natural Peanut Butters by Koeze Co.
Delverde Pasta
Deschutes Brewery
Draper Valley Farms
Elysian Brewing Company
Franz Family Bakery
Full Sail Brewing Co.
Georgia Pacific -- Angel Soft Facial Tissue
G.H. Cretors & Hi I'm Skinny
Grand Central Bakery
GUS Soda
Harris Ranch Beef Co.
Heritage Specialty Foods
Hop Valley Brewing Company
International Paper
Ken's Artisan Bakery
Kona Brewing Co.
La Tourangelle
Lovejoy Bakers
Maletis Beverage Distribution
Mother Rucker's Sweets
Ninkasi Brewing Co.
O Olive Oil
Oakshire Brewing
Omission Gluten-Free Ale
Organic Valley
Pacific Seafood
Pop! Gourmet Popcorn
Portland Roasting Company
Productos del Sol
Real McCoy's
Redhook Ale Brewery
River's Edge Chèvre
Runa Tea
Southern Oregon Brewing
S. Pellegrino/Perrier
Stella Artois
Stubb's Legendary BBQ
Sweet Leaf Tea
Tillen Farms
Tim's Cascade Snacks
Toby's Family Foods
Tommy's Margarita Mix
Two Tarts
Umpqua Ice Cream
United Salad
Vita Coco
White Toque Inc.
Widmer Brothers
Willamette Egg Farms

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