Please Join Us For Our First Annual Cancer Research Progress Report

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We are very excited to be hosting our first annual “Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Progress Report” at Proctor’s GE Theater in Schenectady, NY on November 2nd at 7pm.  This is a rare opportunity for the public to get an insider’s look into state-of-the-art research and treatment options.  All are invited to listen and learn about developments in preventing and curing women’s cancers directly from a renowned research team from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, whose studies are funded by The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Dr. Dirk Iglehart is a specialist on the genes that cause breast cancer to originate and to spread, and he leads a team dedicated to developing effective treatments that can target these genes and stop them in their tracks.  Dr. Ursula Matulonis focuses on gynecologic malignancies and the genetic links between breast and ovarian cancers.  “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s ability to support the most promising research to resolve breast cancer depends on the generosity of partners like Price Chopper which are dedicated to giving back and improving health” states Myra Biblowit, president of the Foundation.  “Price Chopper is an example of corporate philanthropy at its very best.”

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This is a fight that Price Chopper has waged for over 20 years.  We are a multi-site flagship sponsor for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides” fundraisers in 3 New York state locations: Albany, Utica, Syracuse, as well as Burlington, VT; and Hartford, CT.  And once again the cause is personal – Associates, customers and friends and family are all at risk.  With Breast Cancer affecting 1 in 8 woman, most of us know at least one woman impacted by the disease.   

It was that reality that inspired our company to team with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation to further support the search to find a cure.  3 years ago Price Chopper created their Breast Cancer Awareness – Join The Fight campaign. This is an annual in-store program that contributes 5 cents of the purchase of specially-marked Price Chopper brand products directly to BCRF’s innovative “Research in Action” program.  This program directly funds research grants such as the ones being led by Drs. Iglehart and Matulonis at leading medical centers worldwide. “We are so very proud of our commitment to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, which in turn funds researchers who are investigating the root causes of cancer,” said our president and CEO, Neil Golub. “The spirit of our efforts is fueled by the fact that if root causes can be isolated, then cures can be developed,” he added.  The hope is that a cure will be found soon.  In the meantime, we will continue to fight for the cause and for the communities we serve.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research.  In October 2009, nearly $29 million will be awarded to 171 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. BCRF perseveres in directing at least 85 cents of every dollar raised directly to research.  And for the eighth consecutive year, BCRF received Charity Navigator’s highest rating, four stars, thus outperforming over 99.8% of the 5,400 evaluated charities, while the American Institute of Philanthropy has awarded BCRF its highest possible rating of A+.  BCRF is the only breast cancer organization in the U.S. to receive these accolades.  For more information about BCRF, visit http://www.bcrfcure.org

 

  One thought on “Please Join Us For Our First Annual Cancer Research Progress Report

  1. D
    February 3, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I love price chopper sea food. I was able to call the seafood dept and make an order for dinner. I think that it was better food than some expensive restaurants that I have been to. I am disable so it is hard for me to shop, the employees at Price Chopper are very helpful. The food at the deli is great as well. I normally don’t shop at price chopper. I have found a lot better deals on prices than my regular grocery store. Thank you Price Chopper for a wonderful experience. D-St.Albans, Vt.

  2. Susan Mangioneman
    February 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Price Chopper was my favorite market until I got yelled at today by a Price Chopper employee in front of everyone. I got yelled at because I took one of her plastic bags off of her carousel to PACK MY OWN GROCERIES!!!! I was told they were her bags and she was using them and I can’t use them. Imagine my surprise (and my anger). All the years and money I have spent at Price Chopper and I had to get treated like that. I was just trying to help and pack my own groceries. I am tired of letting things go and not saying anything. This was my limit. Everyone is hearing about this. I don’t know if they can make this one right as far as I am concerned.

  3. Enrico Scull
    February 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    On a regular basis I get over charged. Today it was Radiccio. At the display was 3.99 lb at the cash register 4.99. This practice goes on all the time. Its to the monetary benefit of the corporation. The customer is thought to be too stupid or unlikely to check everything. Older people don’t have computers or time to waste complaining. Price Chopper has become Price Gouger. Next complaint goes to the better business bureau.
    ES

    • February 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm

      Enrico, Please call us at 1-800-666-7667 and let us know which store your shop so we can address these issues. Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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