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Carrs Safeway, Employees, Customers Raise $246,000 for Providence Cancer Center Programs


Funds raised by company, employees, customers


ANCHORAGE, AK - Carrs Safeway presented the Cancer Center with a check totaling $246,396 yesterday at Providence. The funds were donated by Carrs Safeway, its employees and its customers during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2010. Since 2004, Carrs Safeway has contributed more than $1 million toward a mobile mammography motor coach, breast cancer screenings and research at Providence.

"With this wonderful donation today, it is fitting we announce the addition of a breast cancer navigator to our oncology support services team. The role of the breast cancer navigator is to provide education, coordination, and support to patients experiencing this type of cancer. Thank you to Carrs Safeway, their employees, and their customers for providing the much needed service," said Wanda Katinszky, director of the Cancer Center.

Present at Thursday's event were Dick Mandsager, chief executive of Providence Alaska Medical Center; Wanda Katinszky, director of the Cancer Center; Suzanne Rudolph, president of Providence Alaska Foundation; Glenn Peterson, manager of the Safeway Alaska district; Gregory Sparks, President Seattle Division; and Rob Backus, Denali District Manager.

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About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Alaska Medical Center is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about PAMC, visit: www.providence.org/alaska<http://www.providence.org/alaska>

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