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Celebrity Baggers Support Safeway Breast Cancer Campaign - 10/22/2009

Celebrity Baggers Support Safeway Breast Cancer Campaign

Release Date: October 22, 2009

Lanham, Md. – Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon, District of Columbia Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, County Executives Jack B. Johnson (Prince George’s) and Ike Leggett (Montgomery) headline a group of local elected officials from Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. who have volunteered to work bagging groceries at selected Safeway stores in the mid-Atlantic region throughout October.  The legislators are not moonlighting for supplemental income, but instead are assisting the grocery retailer in raising money for its month-long breast cancer fundraising campaign.

The elected officials will bag groceries at stores within their respective legislative districts for customers passing through the checkstands and request donations to fight breast cancer.  Safeway is attempting to raise at least $1.6 million in the mid-Atlantic region in the effort to find a cure for breast cancer.  Funds are being donated to local organizations including Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and innovative studies at Inova Hospital and Georgetown University.

The complete list of legislators currently scheduled to participate with their anticipated arrival time at the selected Safeway location follows.  (Editor’s Note:  You are encouraged to call the elected officials’ office or Safeway’s Public Affairs Dept. to confirm the time of an individual legislator’s appearance.)

Safeway’s Eastern Division employs approximately 18,000 people and operates 179 stores, including 37 Genuardi's Markets in Southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with 76 Safeway stores in Maryland, 44 in Virginia, 17 in the District of Columbia and five in Delaware.

Confirmed Participants Listed Chronologically by Date/Time of Appearance

Safeway Location
Coun. Kwame Brown
 Washington, D.C.
 6500 Piney Branch Rd. NW
 Thurs., Oct. 22 at 10 a.m.
Comm. Samuel Graves
 Charles Co.
 40 Shining Willow Way, LaPlata
 Sat., Oct. 24 at 9 a.m.
Mayor Sheila Dixon
 2610 Boston St.
 Mon., Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m.
Chairman Vincent Gray
 Washington, D.C.
 4865 MacArthur Blvd. NW
 Mon., Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Coun. Mary Cheh
 Washington, D.C.
 4865 MacArthur Blvd. NW
 Mon., Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m.
Del. Jeff Waldstreicher
 10541 Connecticut Ave., Kensington
 Mon., Oct. 26 at 6 p.m.
Cty. Exec. Ike Leggett
 403 Redland Rd., Rockville
 Tues., Oct. 27 at 12 p.m.
Cty. Exec. Jack Johnson
 Prince George’s
 4101 Northview Drive, Bowie
 Tues., Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Sen. Rona Kramer
 3333 Spartan Drive, Olney
 Wed., Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
Coun. Ingrid Turner
 Prince George’s
 7595 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt
 Thurs., Oct. 29 at 11:30 a.m.
Coun. Marion Barry
 Washington, D.C.
 2845 Alabama Ave. SE
 Fri., Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.
Del. Jeannie Haddaway
 139 N. Washington St., Easton
 Fri., Oct. 30 at 5 p.m.
Coun. Yvette Alexander
 Washington, D.C.
 322 40th St. NE
 Sat., Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.

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