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Bashas' and K-LOVE 88.1 Kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Drive to Benefit UA Breast Cancer Research

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bashas' and K-LOVE 88.1 have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

“This is a wonderful community partnership that we are proud to be a part of,” said Andrew Kraft, MD, director of the UA Cancer Center. “Our researchers are on the leading edge of finding a cure for breast cancer, and our partners play a critical role in advancing our mission to prevent and eradicate all cancers.”

At nine grocery stores in Thatcher, Morenci and throughout Pima County, shoppers can purchase pink paper pinups with the familiar UA logo at Bashas’ registers to help UA Cancer Center researchers seeking cures for breast cancer.

“It’s our privilege to support the University of Arizona breast cancer research through donations at our registers this October and it is gratifying to know the funds we raise will be used toward Arizona cancer patients and their families,” said Bashas’ representative, Susy Ferra.

About the University of Arizona Cancer Center

The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. The UA Cancer Center is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant number P30CA023074. With primary  locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at Dignity St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the UA Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices throughout the state, with more than 300 physicians and scientists working together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information, please go to uacc.arizona.edu

About the UA Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs almost 5,000 people, has nearly 1,000 faculty members and garners more than $126 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: http://uahs.arizona.edu

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