Ralphs, Food 4 Less raise more than $177K for breast cancer research, treatment programs

LOS ANGELES Thanks to the generosity of their customers and team members, supermarket partners Ralphs and Food 4 Less Thursday announced that they raised $177,300 to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates in the communities their stores serve through a breast cancer fundraising program held at their stores from Aug. 31 to Nov. 7, 2009.

Ralphs and Food 4 Less will donate the funds to Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates in California, Las Vegas and Chicago.

The success of the Komen fundraising campaign was the result of customers and team members joining together in making donations to help in the fight to find a cure for breast cancer. The fundraising campaign ran from Aug. 31 through Nov. 7, 2009, at all Ralphs and Food 4 Less stores in Southern California, southern Nevada, Illinois and Indiana; and Foods Co. stores in central and northern California.

"The overwhelming support we received throughout our fundraising campaign only strengthens our commitment to work toward the day when a cure for breast cancer is found. Our donation in excess of $177,000 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure reflects the spirit of giving shown by our customers and team members," said Mike Donnelly, president of Ralphs Supermarkets.

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