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Harris Teeter partners with D.C. councilmember on $10K donation

BY Michael Johnsen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter and Washington, D.C., Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells joined forces Thursday to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C., that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring.

Wells has won support throughout Ward 6 and Washington, D.C., for forging public, private partnerships to translate ideas into real improvements for Ward 6 residents and beyond. He began volunteering at JTH in 1997 and recognized Harris Teeter as a likely partner because of the company’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to children through its Together in Education program.

Since 1998, Harris Teeter has donated more than $15.6 million to schools in its communities through Together in Education and more than $1.5 million to schools in northern Virginia, including Washington, D.C.

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Harris Teeter to host grand reopening featuring flu shots, health screenings

BY Michael Johnsen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Oct. 8 and 9 will host a grand reopening celebration featuring a free sampling event at its Norfolk, Va., Harris Teeter, the grocer announced Thursday.

As part of the events, Harris Teeter will host a flu shot clinic at the pharmacy throughout the weekend. Free health screenings also will be conducted from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. Shoppers can receive blood-glucose testing, biometric measurement and a health risk assessment.

The Harris Teeter here originally opened in March, but the parking lot remained under construction. Harris Teeter is hosting this event as a way to thank shoppers for their patience and support throughout the parking lot completion.


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Speaker panel to discuss genomics in cancer care

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — Genomics has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of cancer and the drug industry, and the New York Pharma Forum is sponsoring a symposium on the subject in December.

The symposium, titled "The Genomics Revolution: Cancer and Beyond," will feature a panel discussion with executives from drug makes like Bristol-Myers Squibb and Daiichi Sankyo, as well as experts from the Yale Cancer Center and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Speakers will discuss how genomics has made progress in the treatment of cancer and the challenges for application of these approaches to other therapeutic areas.

The symposium will take place in the Terrace Room at New York’s Plaza Hotel, near Central Park, on Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.


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