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Ralphs Stores 'Giving Hope a Hand(R)' in October by Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Initiatives
Date:10/1/2009

vard in Pacific Beach, will be featured as a life-size cutout that will be displayed in her Ralphs store. The cutout includes a message from Campbell encouraging women to get regular mammograms.

"I was experiencing pain on my left side, which I thought was a pulled muscle. When the pain didn't go away, I made an appointment to have my first mammogram," said Campbell, a resident of La Jolla. "I was fortunate to have a great support system of family, friends, and co-workers during my treatment and recovery. My words of wisdom to anyone facing this disease are that breast cancer is not a death sentence. Learn all you can, because knowledge is power."

Hutchison's, Marin's and Campbell's inspirational stories and others can be found at www.sharingcourage.com, an interactive website dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness.

"On behalf of the entire Ralphs team, we thank our members for their willingness to share their journeys as breast cancer survivors with our customers and members," said Ralphs President Mike Donnelly. "It's an honor to have our great people featured on products and in displays in our stores as they encourage others to take charge of their own health."

Ralphs campaign once again features a store-wide sales promotion of popular items, many of which will feature exclusive, specially marked pink packaging. This year, 2,000 items, including Ralphs own products and popular items from Ralphs partners including Kellogg, Kraft, Pepsi, General Mills, Campbell's and Procter & Gamble, will be marked with special shelf tags to highlight their participation.

Last year, Ralphs provided more than $8 million in cash and in-kind donations to organizations focused on health, education, the fight against hunger, developing our youth, and the environment.

Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 259 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. The company is a divisi
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