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    Kroger Pinks Out the Park in Detroit

    Grocer brings baseball to breast cancer survivors

    The Kroger Co. will treat about 200 breast cancer survivors, their family members and caregivers to a special Pink Out the Park event at Detroit’s Comerica Park next month.

    The Pink Out the Park event is a partnership of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the Detroit Tigers to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness of breast cancer prevention. Kroger, a major sponsor of Pink Out the Park, has designated 200 Pepsi Porch Party tickets for the Sept. 5 Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians game so that those impacted by breast cancer can enjoy a special evening at the ballpark.

    Kroger has been a longtime supporter of breast cancer awareness and the Karmanos Cancer Institute, donating nearly $550,000 to support breast cancer research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute since 2006.

    “We’re grateful for the incredible support of our vendors and customers who have stepped up to support our efforts, such as our pink tag and coin box promotions to benefit breast cancer research, “ said Rick Going, president, The Kroger Co. of Michigan. “We are committed to our communities and the well-being of all those we serve. Engaging our constituents to support great causes, such as Pink Out the Park and the ground-breaking research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, is a win for everyone.”

    Novi, Mich.-based The Kroger Co. of Michigan includes 16,000 associates, 130 Kroger stores, 45 fuel centers, 104 pharmacies and the Michigan Dairy. It’s a part of Cincinnati-based Kroger, which operates nearly 2,500 supermarkets in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith’s.

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