February 17, 2012
Through their annual Giving Hope A Hand campaign to support breast cancer awareness, treatment and research, Fry's Food Stores have again donated $10,000 to John C. Lincoln's Breast Health and Research Center.
The donation, the fourth annual $10,000 gift that Fry's has presented to the Breast Health Center, will be used for breast cancer screening, diagnostic testing and treatment. It is part of the ongoing women's health improvement partnership between Fry's and John C. Lincoln, and supplements the regular $12,000 annual donation that Fry's gives John C. Lincoln through the Buddy Check 12 program.
"These funds are so valuable," said Sherry Gage, RRT, director of the Breast Health Center. "Like the funding Fry's has provided in previous years, this gift will be used for women who are uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford screening mammograms, diagnostic procedures or breast biopsies."
Gage explained that "This gift from Fry's will allow hundreds of women with no access to breast health care to get screened and diagnosed while their cancer is treatable. These funds literally make the difference between life and death."
Fry's Food Stores is proud to announce that more than $183,000 was raised from the 2011 Giving Hope A Hand campaign. The statewide appeal saw participation from all 121 Fry's locations.
Funds raised will assist nearly 20 organizations in Arizona that are helping in the fight against breast cancer. The Kroger family of stores will continue their commitment to this cause by investing $3 million for breast cancer awareness, treatment and research back into the community.
"Knowing the toll that breast cancer takes on the lives of our associates and customers, Fry's is continuing its commitment to finding a cure for this deadly disease and helping women and their families find the treatment and resources they need to face their illness," said Pam Giannonatti, Fry's Consumer/Community Relations Manager.
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