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Safeway to Donate $17 Million for Breast Cancer Research

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After a successful month of fundraising in all of its stores, Safeway Inc. has announced that it will donate nearly $17 million for breast cancer research and prevention programs in the United States and Canada.

"The results of our month-long campaign will fund important research and prevention programs and help move closer towards ending the devastation of breast cancer," Larree Renda, a Safeway executive vice president and chair of the Safeway Foundation, said in the statement.

Research centers that will receive funding include The Carol Franc Buck Breast Cancer Center at the University of California San Francisco, The Revlon Women's Cancer Research Program at UCLA, City of Hope, Translational Genomics Research Institute, The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, The Susan G. Komen Foundation, and several others.

The company also plans to fund several mobile mammography screening units in low income areas throughout the United States.

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