Monday, November 25, 2019

Kroger Presents “Fight Cancer Day” Donations

The 41st annual Kroger “Fight Cancer Day” demonstrated, again, the generosity of people who live in northeastern Indiana. Todd Graham, district manager for Kroger in this part of the state, presented checks to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Francine’s Friends.

“Supporting these organizations is another way we at Kroger say thank you to our customers,” said Graham. “We know dealing with cancer is a daily struggle for many families in the area. We are proud to help the agencies that provide care and comfort to the patients and their families.” 

In the four decades of this campaign, Kroger and the people of northeastern Indiana have combined to donate more than $5 million to fight cancer. This year, customers donated $14,673 during the month of October. Kroger contributed an additional $30,000, producing a total of $44,673 for this year’s Fight Cancer Day campaign. Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography received $11,272 to support its mission to provide screening mobile mammography to all women in northeast Indiana who otherwise might not have access due to lack of insurance, funds, transportation or other barriers.

“We could not provide screening mammograms to those uninsured without the support of community friends such as Kroger,” said Marita Dwight-Smith of Francine’s Friends. “Kroger’s continuous donation support provides many mammograms to those who would not otherwise be able to afford them. We are so grateful and appreciative to Kroger and the community for such generosity and caring.”

The Kroger family of companies has been serving communities large and small for more than 135 years.  Kroger’s Central Division operates food stores, pharmacies and fuel centers primarily in Indiana and Illinois.  Kroger is dedicated to Kroger’s Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ and create #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.