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Susan G. Komen-Affiliated Center Makes Gene-Related Breakthrough

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Robert “Bob” Juckniess became the chief executive officer for the Migizi Economic Development Company in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in June of 2016. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, the Migizi Economic Development Company manages the tribe’s non-gaming businesses. A supporter of community in a number of ways, Bob Juckniess supports Susan G. Komen breast cancer drives.

The Susan G. Komen Foundation states that metaplastic breast cancers are less than one percent of all breast cancers. Despite the low incidence of this type of cancer, it is the most aggressive of the triple negative cancers. In December of 2016, Komen-affiliated Houston Methodist Hospital researchers published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute which identified a gene responsible for causing metaplastic cancer.

Since this form of cancer has been so difficult to treat, the identification of this mutation in gene PL39 has allowed doctors to better target their treatments. They also subsequently found two proteins that accurately predict a patient’s likelihood of survival. A therapeutic mixture was then developed and proven reliable in animal testing which retarded tumor growth and increased the benefit of chemotherapy.


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Showing Pure Generosity – Toys for Tots

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Toys for Tots
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Bob Juckniess, Chairman and CEO of Royal Buying Group, Inc., devotes his time to several charitable organizations, and always finds new ways to give back to his community. Bob Juckniess gives to Toys for Tots, an organization created by the U.S. Marine Corps to collect toys for children who are less fortunate in the months and weeks leading up to Christmas.

Toys for Tots started in 1995 as an official mission of the U.S. Marine Corps, and in just one year had grown to encompass all 50 states. Since the start of the program, over 500 million toys have been given to over 237 million children in need.

Toys for Tots values all children, and aspires to give those in need a happy holiday season by delivering new toys, as well as inspiring hope and spreading happiness. The organization relies on donations from individual citizens, as well as corporate sponsors and partners such as the Walt Disney Company, Hallmark, and Hasbro. People can give at specified locations in their local communities, with toy drops often found at Toys “R” Us stores, among many others. In addition to toys, monetary donations are also accepted.

Toys for Tots Supports Native American Children

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Toys for Tots
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Robert (Bob) Juckniess directs more than 6,000 retailers as the CEO of the multinational Royal Buying Group. To support children in need, Bob Juckniess donates to Toys for Tots.

In addition to its regular toy drives, Toys for Tots operates a special program to benefit Native American children. Known as the Navajo Toys for Tots Program, this initiative provides toys and books to more than 120,000 children in the Navajo Nation, as well as those belonging to neighboring tribes, such as the Hopi, Ely Shoshone, and Hualapai. The program delivers the donations directly to participating reservations in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, an area totaling 25,000 square miles.

Toys for Tots started the program in 1980 to address the fact that there were no large communities near Native American reservations that could support a toy drive. Since its creation, the program has helped increasing numbers of children as more reservations have joined. For more information, see toysfortots.org.

Tour Italy While Supporting Susan G. Komen

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Susan G. Komen
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An experienced business leader focused on finance and marketing, Robert (“Bob”) Juckniess functions as the CEO of Royal Buying Group, Inc., in Lisle, Illinois. In addition to his professional interests, Bob Juckniess supports the breast cancer awareness organization Susan G. Komen (“Komen”).

Komen recently announced a partnership with the vacation provider Trafalgar to offer a tour of Italy in May 2017 that will serve as a fundraiser for the organization.

For the cost of $3,699, travelers will be treated to a carefully curated itinerary as part of the Pink Ribbon Italy Trip, which will see them visit some of the most beautiful cities in the country, including Florence, Rome, Venice, and Verona. They will also have an opportunity to sample Chianti and various other Italian wines along the way while being treated to high-quality fine dining.

As part of the fundraiser, Trafalgar will donate $1,000 of each purchase price to Komen. Visit http://www.trafalgar.com/simplypink to learn more about the Pink Ribbon Italy Trip.

Springsteen’s Autobiography Provides New Perspective on his Father

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen


An experienced business executive, Robert “Bob” Juckniess has been serving as the chairman, executive director, and chief executive officer of Illinois-based Royal Buying Group, Inc. since 1995. On top of that, he has recently started working as the chief executive officer of Enakeygik, LLC in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. When not working, Robert “Bob” Juckniess enjoys listening to music, particularly Bruce Springsteen.

Since emerging on national stage in 1975, Bruce Springsteen went on to become one of his generation’s biggest names, consistently selling out tickets for arena concerts all over the world and selling albums by the millions. While he continues to perform to this day, Springsteen has diverged into other activities such as writing.

Springsteen’s autobiography, titled “Born to Run,” debuted in September 2016. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Springsteen gave a glimpse of the stories included in the book. One of the biggest takeaways from the interview was that the autobiography will provide a new perspective on the story of Springsteen’s father, Douglas Springsteen. In his concerts, Bruce has always been open about the huge influence his father has had on him, telling his audience a wide range of anecdotes. The book is expected to flesh out these anecdotes.

Coat for Kids’ Schools Partnership Program

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Since 1995, Robert “Bob” Juckniess has been serving as the chairman, executive director, and chief executive officer of Royal Buying Group, Inc., a company based in Lisle, Illinois. In his free time, Robert “Bob” Juckniess supports several charitable organizations such as the Coats for Kids Foundation.

Established in 2004 by Paul and Cheryl Darby of in Alexandria, Virginia, Coats for Kids is a nonprofit organization that was founded to ensure that every child in need of a winter coat would receive a new one. Throughout the years, Coats for Kids has made itself distinct from similar programs by only distributing new winter coats, including new gloves and winter hats, and for operating throughout the winter.

In order to better serve their target population, Coats for Kids began its Schools Partnership Program in 2005. Through this program, service organizations and businesses are encouraged to pick out a particular school that they would like to support through the foundation. This helps in quantifying the need and creating a fundraising goal, among others. This program’s earliest recipient was John Adams Elementary School which was adopted by MCI in Washington, DC. The program has grown over the years, and has included businesses such as Target.

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Toys For Tots Brings More Than Presents to Children in Need

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Toys for Tots
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Successful businessman Robert “Bob” Juckniess is the CEO of Royal Buying Group. He is also responsible for the RWJ Companies and RWJ Management, among other endeavors. To give back to the community, Bob Juckniess and his businesses support several children’s charities, including Toys for Tots.

Each winter, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve runs a special toy drive known as Toys for Tots. The popular event collects new, unwrapped toys for children across America. Toys for Tots’ mission goes far beyond holiday presents. The children who receive these gifts tend to come from low-income backgrounds, and often lack the financial and social resources that their peers take for granted. Many children from these families live with low self-esteem, which makes them less likely to take charge and improve their own lives as they develop.

Toys for Tots gifts are not just toys – they are gifts of self-worth, given to inspire children and help them feel important. Toys for Tots believes that a holiday gift can make a dramatic difference in a young person’s life.

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Operation Warm Provides Free Winter Coats to Children in Need

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Operation Warm
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The chairman and executive director of Royal Buying Group since 1995, Robert (Bob) Juckniess has maintained additional responsibilities as CEO since 2012. Alongside leading Royal Buying Group, Bob Juckniess supports several charities, including the Coats for Kids Foundation.

Established in 2004, the Coats for Kids Foundation has partnered in recent years with Operation Warm, a charity with the shared goal of bringing free winter jackets to the children who need them most. Rather than relying on donations of used clothing, Operation Warm draws on cash donations to manufacture its own coats. In this way, the organization is able to produce high-quality coats for pennies on the dollar and allow children from low-income backgrounds to receive brand-new clothing free of charge.

These coats do more than just protect children from cold winter days. For many, having a winter coat is the difference between making it to school or not. Providing free coats removes a barrier to accessing education, thus leading to greater opportunities for kids.

The National Association of Convenience Stores’ Scholarship Initiative


National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)

National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)

A member of the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), Bob Juckniess is an award-winning executive leader and CEO of Royal Buying Group. One aspect of NACS that members like Bob Juckniess support is the association’s scholarship and internship program, organized by the NACS Foundation.

To support and recognize dedicated convenient store employees who could one day hold leadership positions, the NACS scholarship program was created in 1991 in honor of Jim Yates and David Erickson. Many leaders in the convenience story industry started at the store level, working their way to the top with a commitment to learning. This scholarship honors individuals who maintain a similar mindset and attitude. The NACS internship program recognizes and develops future retail leaders in honor of Teri Richman, a NACS staffer and lobbyist who dedicated more than 20 years to industry initiatives.

The scholarship and internship programs through NACS provide ways for convenience and fuel retailers to develop, reward, and retain those who make up the next generation of industry leaders within their companies.