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Media Alert
The Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center Receives A $5,000 Grant from Fry’s Food Stores to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Media Contact:
Jennifer Lotz
Corporate Communication Specialist

March 18, 2014 – Yuma, AZ - Fry's Food Stores recently awarded the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center a $5,000 grant through its Giving Hope a Hand campaign. The Giving Hope a Hand campaign provides grants to support cancer awareness, treatment and research in local communities.

"The Foundation of YRMC is committed to increasing breast cancer awareness in Yuma County," said Wayne Steffey, Foundation Executive Director. "We are honored to continue our ongoing partnership with Fry's Food Stores to bring additional cancer resources to our community."

The $5,000 grant award will be used to support Bridget's Gift and the Yuma Coalition for Awareness, two programs within the Foundation of YRMC that provide breast cancer support in Yuma. Bridget's Gift will use the funds to provide financial support for low-income women who are experiencing breast cancer, and the Yuma Coalition for Awareness will provide low-cost breast cancer screenings for uninsured women.

The Giving Hope a Hand campaign was committed to donating $3 million to local breast cancer initiatives nation-wide during the month of October 2013 in support of the National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Since the onset of this campaign in 2006, more than $18 million has been disbursed to support breast cancer research, education and services.

"Knowing the toll breast cancer takes on the lives of our associates and customers, Fry's is continuing its commitment to finding a cure for this deadly disease and helping women and their families find the treatment and resources they need to face their illness," said Pam Giannonatti, Fry's Consumer/Community Relations Manager.

Fry's Food Stores is headquartered in Tolleson, AZ. The company employs nearly 17,000 Arizona residents. The 119 Fry's Food Stores service more than three million customers each week. Fry's has been serving Arizonans with fresh food at famous low prices since 1960. In 2012, Fry's was honored with the Arizona Fundraising Professionals "Outstanding Corporation" award for its community service and philanthropic efforts. The company also received a "Best Place to Work 2012" and "2013 Top Companies" award. For more information, visit the company's web site at Fry's is a division of the Kroger Co.

The mission of the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center is to support a healthy community through philanthropy. Qualified as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Foundation relies on donations to support community programs such as the School Health Care Program; Drive for School Supplies; healthcare scholarships; diabetes education; breast cancer screening and support; and the Y.O.U.T.H. Initiative.

For more information on the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center, contact Serena Holthaus at 928-336-2445 or e-mail

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