Georgia Kroger stores, ACS to begin Relay For Life cancer fight |
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(WXIA) -- A team of Kroger stores across Georgia and the American Cancer Society will launch a campaign on Sunday, February 3 to help fight cancer.
The campaign, as reported by a spokesperson for Kroger and ACS, will last through February 16, and held inside all 213 Kroger stores in the Atlanta Division. Relay for Life "footprints" icons will be sold for $1 each, at every Kroger checkout lane. All funds raised during the campaign will be used by ACS to raise awareness of cancer, while working to save lives and end suffering for those affected by the disease.
The participating Kroger stores also include locations in South Carolina, northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee.
"In the U.S., and across every community we serve, so many lives are affected by cancer," Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger's Atlanta Division. "We are honored to fight alongside the American Cancer Society as they help nearly 14 million cancer survivors and countless others to continue to avoid the disease."
As reported, ACS believes that with cancer, every "relay" begins with cancer survivors taking the first lap around a track while others cheer them on. The ACS holds its Relay For Life ceremonies at night, with hundreds of lit candles to celebrate those who have survived the disease.
For more information on the Relay For Life, visit www.relayforlife.org.