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Food City raises $76,000 for fight against diabetes

October 21st, 2011 10:27 am by Staff Report

Food City raises $76,000 for fight against diabetes

ABINGDON, Va. — Food City officials on Thursday presented the American Diabetes Association with $76,441 raised through the K-VA-T Food Store corporations’ annual ADA coupon book sales.
“We are thrilled at the show of support our program received and excited to be able to make such a great contribution to this extremely worthwhile cause,” said Mickey Blazer, director of pharmacy operations for Food City. “Many of our customers, associates, friends and families are affected by this dreaded disease and Food City is proud to play a part in helping find a cure.”
The $1 ADA booklets, which featured more than $50 in cost-saving coupons for a variety of Food City groceries and diabetes-related pharmacy items, were sold at stores throughout Food City’s three-state market area during August and September.
Ron Bonacci, vice president of marketing for Food City, expressed special thanks to the company’s ADA promotion sponsors for providing “crucial assistance” in advertising the campaign. “Like Food City, they are dedicated to furthering the American Diabetes Association in their goal to prevent and find a cure for diabetes,” Bonacci said.
Wendi Mullins, Knoxville area manager for the ADA, said the association has enjoyed a long-standing relationship with Food City and is extremely pleased with the results of the coupon book sales. “These monies will assist in moving forward with our mission to prevent and cure diabetes and improve the lives of those affected,” she said.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Va., K-VA-T Food Stores operate 105 retail grocery stores in Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.

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