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Kroger’s ‘Fight Cancer Day’ raises nearly $45,000

The 41st annual Kroger “Fight Cancer Day” raised nearly $45,000, bringing the total since the program started to more than $5 million. Todd Graham, district manager for Kroger in northeast Indiana, presented checks Tuesday to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana and Francine’s Friends.

This year, customers donated $14,673 during the month of October. Kroger contributed an additional $30,000, producing a total of $44,673. money was divided as follows:

• American Cancer Society: $21,941

• Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana: $11,460

• Francine’s Friends: $11,272

“Supporting these organizations is another way we at Kroger say thank you to our customers,” Graham said in a statement. “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.”

“This year, Cancer Services is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Kroger has long been our partner in caring for people with cancer in our community,” stated Dianne May, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana’s president and CEO. “Kroger’s generosity and community giving helps thousands of people with cancer. We are very grateful for the many ways Kroger makes our community a better place.”

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