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Carrs Safeway to present check for more than $300,000 to Providence Cancer Center programs

Contribution marks more than $1 million since 2004

ANCHORAGE, AK - Carrs Safeway will present the Cancer Center with a check for $301,866 Monday April 26 at Providence. The funds were donated by Carrs Safeway, its employees and its customers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2009. Since 2004, Carrs Safeway has contributed more than $1 million toward a mobile mammography motor coach, breast cancer screenings and research at Providence.

Monday also kicks-off free breast cancer screenings at Providence for women who are 40 and older and have financial need for a free mammogram. The screening will take place April 26-29 at Providence Imaging Center by appointment. In 2009, these free screenings served 202 women. The motor coach provided screenings to 1,364 women throughout southcentral Alaska. These breast cancer screenings are made possible by the generous support of Carrs Safeway.

Present at Monday's event will be Al Parrish, chief executive of Providence Health & Services Alaska; Bruce Lamoureux, chief operating officer of Providence Health & Services Alaska; Wanda Katinszky, director of the Cancer Center; Paulette Compton, manager of Providence Imaging Center; Susan Ruddy, president of Providence Alaska Foundation; and Glenn Peterson, manager of the Safeway Alaska district. Speakers will discuss how this funding and the partnership between Carrs Safeway and Providence help fight breast cancer in Alaska.

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