is inviting the community to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure® by
purchasing a pink scan card at the checkout counter of any BI-LO
store. Available Wednesday, Sept. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 19, the
cards provide a quick, easy way to donate to this worthy cause by
adding an extra dollar to your grocery bill, with all the proceeds
supporting breast cancer awareness and research initiatives.
This is the second year BI-LO has conducted the scan card program to
benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the 16th year we have
sponsored Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® events in our market
area. Previous efforts have generated more than $500,000 in vital
funds to help address a disease that afflicts more than a quarter of a
million women in the United States each year.
BI-LO will also be featuring products in its weekly ads from vendors
that support Susan G. Komen for the Cure so shoppers can extend their
support of breast cancer awareness and research while saving money on
"Susan G. Komen for the Cure has made a major contribution to
awareness of and research for the cures to breast cancer," said BI-LO
Charities Executive Director Carol Browning. "BI-LO Charities has
been a strong supporter of Komen's efforts for many years, and we are
honored to offer this easy way for BI-LO customers to make a small
contribution, perhaps in memory of a loved one or in honor of a
survivor. Together we can make a big difference for the women and
families of those affected by this debilitating form of cancer."
For more information about BI-LO Charities and its support of
charities like Susan G. Komen for the Cure, visit www.bi-
locharities.org. To learn more about Susan G. Komen for the Cure and
its work to find the cures for breast cancer and support those
affected by the disease, visit www.komen.org.
About BI-LO Charities Inc.
Formed in 1998, BI-LO Charities Inc. manages BI-LO's extensive
charitable giving programs, including the annual BI-LO Charity Classic
golf tournament, which celebrated its 27thanniversary in June 2010.
Since its inception in 1984, the BI-LO Charity Classic has raised more
than $53 million to provide funding for non-profit organizations in
Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee that focus on
three key initiatives: children's issues, education and hunger
relief. Headquartered in Mauldin, S.C., BI-LO operates 207
supermarkets and employs approximately 15,100 people.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would
do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that
promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global
breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's
largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists
fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all
and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the
Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.5 billion to
fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds
dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more
information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast
cancer, visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.