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MONTVALE, N.J. -- The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. here will today hold a ceremony to launch its 2008 fundraising efforts for the Children's Health Fund (CHF), a national organization that provides health care to needy children an their families, by displaying three sculptures of large medical equipment at the entrance of A&P's corporate headquarters here.
The sculptures will serve to help raise awareness about the health care crisis affecting millions of disadvantaged kids and families, according to A&P. Attending the unveiling ceremony, set to take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will be A&P president and c.e.o. Eric Claus and CHF co-founder and president Dr. Irwin Redlener.
Additionally, A&P officials will present CHF with a cash donation raised through a merchandise sale for the retailer's employees, held recently in Montvale.
CHF will also be displaying one of its mobile medical units, which provides regular weekly medical care throughout New York City to homeless shelters, shelters for victims of domestic violence, and an outreach program for runaway and homeless youth.
In 2007 A&P raised over $550,000 for CHF.