Statement issued Monday:
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will join American Cancer Society of Northeast Indiana (ACS), Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana (CSNI) and Kroger officials at the Scott’s banner store in Village of Coventry at 8:00 AM Wednesday, October 6, 2010 to officially launch the 32nd annual “Kroger Scott’s Cancer Day 2010.”
Karen Barton, a 28-year Kroger and Scott’s associate who works at the Scott’s store in Village of Coventry in Fort Wayne, is one of 56 Kroger associates nationally who are featured on custom packages of national and corporate brand items and on a special website, www.sharingcourage.com. Karen will be honored by her Kroger colleagues and community leaders during the 8:00 AM Cancer Day launch at her store.
The “Kroger Scott’s Cancer Day 2010” event will include 19 Kroger, Scott’s and Owens stores in Northeast Indiana on Wednesday, October 6th. Kroger will donate 2% of sales on October 6th to the ACS and CSNI.
Kroger and Scott’s customers are encouraged to contribute their change to the cancer organizations by “rounding up” their purchase from Wednesday, October 6th to Saturday, October 16th.
The Kroger Central Division has 150 food stores, 124 pharmacies and 59 fuel centers operating under five banners; Kroger, Scott’s, Owen’s, Hilander and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to five stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio. Kroger Central Division is dedicated to supporting every local community it serves, contributing more than $11.7 million in 2009 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity. At Kroger, we value honesty, respect, inclusion, diversity, safety and integrity.