PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway and the Prostate Cancer Foundation are teaming up to donate $6 million to fund the S.T.A.R. Program (Special Team Amplification Research).
Safeway will contribute $3 million that it raised through customer donations made at checkout counters. The Prostate Cancer Foundation will match that donation to fund research that explores the role of targeted heat therapy in treating prostate cancer.
“Supporting this kind of innovative research has become a trademark of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and [is] the principle reason Safeway developed a relationship with the organization more than seven years ago,” said Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway,