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Safeway Goes Pink: Campaign Benefits Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Research - 10/27/2010

Safeway Goes Pink: Campaign Benefits Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Research

Release Date: October 27, 2010

Editorial Note: Event will take place at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 29, 2010 inside the Safeway store located at 2610 Boston Street in Canton.  Cancer Center Director William Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., and breast cancer scientist Sara Sukumar, Ph.D., will serve as guest grocery baggers and be available for interviews.

Each time you check out your groceries at your local Safeway supermarket, you have a chance to help women in the fight against breast cancer. 

During October, Safeway customers in Baltimore and throughout Maryland can donate $1 or more, which will be added to their order at checkout stands, as part of Safeway’s annual campaign to support breast cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

On Friday, October 30 at 1:30 p.m., top cancer scientists are scheduled to bring attention to this important cause -- Dr. William Nelson, director of the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Dr. Sara Sukumar, co-director of the breast cancer program at Johns Hopkins. Each will serve as a guest grocery bagger at the Safeway on Boston Street.

Since 2003, Safeway has donated nearly a million dollars to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center’s breast cancer program. Among the advances scientists at Johns Hopkins have made are mapping the breast cancer genome to uncover the differences between normal DNA and breast cancer DNA; developing a vaccine to treat the disease; and looking at natural ways to prevent it.

For the Media

Amy Mone
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
410-955-1287 (office)
410-402-0958 (cell) (email)

Greg TenEyck

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