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Winn-Dixie Donates $366K To American Cancer Society Campaign


Jacksonville, Florida-based Winn-Dixie has donated $366,000 to the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign to raise funds that support breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

This donation was possible through contributions from customers and employees during the grocer’s community donation program held in stores throughout Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle, as well as special events hosted by employees during October.

These funds will support the organization’s need for ongoing research, educational support and resources to help with early detection and risk reduction.

“Whether a family member, friend, colleague – or as a survivor themselves – we all know someone who has felt the effects of breast cancer,” said Lynn Rushing, regional VP. 

“That’s why Winn-Dixie continues to stand with the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for more than a decade, and we are humbled to continue cultivating a future free from the threat of breast cancer. Our unwavering commitment is magnified by the Gulf Coast community’s rally behind this important cause to bring awareness to the widespread impact of breast cancer and to help our community live longer, healthier lives.”

American Cancer Society research indicates breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the U.S., just behind skin cancer. It accounts for about 30 percent of all female cancers diagnosed annually, with an estimated 290,560 new invasive breast cancer cases this year. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer movement assists breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers by providing an essential network of support throughout the life-changing journey of diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

The donation builds on the partnership between the grocer and the organization with a total contribution of more than $1.3 million over the lifetime of the collaboration.

Founded in 1925, Winn-Dixie grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies serve communities throughout five southeastern states – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Winn-Dixie is a subsidiary of Southeastern Grocers, an omnichannel retailer, serving customers in brick-and-mortar grocery stores, liquor stores and in-store pharmacies as well as online with convenient grocery delivery throughout the Southeast.

For more information, visit winndixie.com.

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