Safeway donates $1 million for breast cancer research and care

Gifts to Center, SCCA, UW continue company’s support of breast cancer efforts
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Safeway's Greg Sparks and Cherie Myers present the check representing funds to support the SCCA's MammoVan to Dr. Connie Lehman (center). Photo by Karen Orders

With donations totaling more than $1 million to the Hutchinson Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and UW Medicine, Safeway, Inc. has extended its longtime support of breast cancer research and care.
The gifts include a significant contribution to the Center’s breast cancer research under the direction of Dr. Peggy Porter, as well as support for two Safeway employees to participate in the Center’s Climb to Fight Breast Cancer. The employees will climb Mount Kilimanjaro this summer.

Safeway also continues support of the SCCA’s MammoVan. The traveling mammography clinic, which Safeway has supported since 2007, brings the latest diagnostic tools, including digital mammography, to women who lack easy access to mammograms. Dr. Connie Lehman, director of breast imaging at the SCCA and vice chair of radiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, directs the MammoVan clinic.

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Safeway has supported the SCCA's traveling mammography clinic since 2007. Photo by Dean Forbes

As part of its $1 million commitment, Safeway is also supporting joint breast cancer research and care programs at SCCA and UW Medicine.

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