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POSTED: September 10, 2010 1:28 p.m.
This weekend, Kroger customers will be able to “round up” their purchases to the next dollar to help support the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
From Sept. 9-11, customers may round up their purchase prices and donate the difference or make monetary donations at any Kroger across Georgia.
The fundraiser leads up to the Georgia Ovarian 5k Cancer Walk on Saturday at Sanctuary Park in Alpharetta, said Glynn Jenkins, Kroger’s spokesperson for the Atlanta division.
“Kroger is committed to assisting the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance increase awareness about the risks, symptoms and treatment of ovarian cancer,” Jenkins said in an e-mail.
According to American Cancer Society’s website, there are various causes of and risk factors for ovarian cancer, including smoking, age and obesity.
“Ovarian cancer is the fifth-leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. This year, an estimated 15,000 American women will die from ovarian cancer,” Jenkins said.
This weekend, employees will wear “please donate” GOCA stickers, and advertisements for the cause will be posted in Kroger stores.  
Informational cards about ovarian cancer also will be available at customer service counters.
The total donation amount should be known by late Sunday night or early Monday, said Zach Claxton, a press representative for Duffey Communications.
“Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of gynecological cancers and early detection is critical,” Jenkins said. “The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better a woman’s chance for recovery.”

 

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