In Oct. 16 IssueRussell County News
Houchens of Russell Springs donated a percentage of the sales during last Wednesday's Grocers Fight Cancer Day to the American Cancer Society, according to Brooke Cary, Russell County's community representative for the society.
Local "celebrity" baggers bagged groceries between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. during the event.
That portion of the even was coordinated by Circuit Clerk Tony Kerr
"Houchens Market is committed to providing ongoing support of the American Cancer Society's efforts through events like Grocers Fight Cancer," Cary said.
Customers can still help out by donating one dollar to the American Cancer Society and having a paper pink ribbon decorate the windows in the Houchens Market store.
The pink ribbons commemorate October as national breast cancer awareness month.
The money raised during Grocers Fight Cancer goes to support the American Cancer Society's goals of preventing cancer, saving lives and assisting cancer patients in need.
The American Cancer Society assisted 19 Russell County cancer patients with 39 free services and programs since Sept. 1 of last year, according to Cary.
During this time period, the American Cancer Society also provided four Russell County cancer patients with free lodging for 94 nights at Hope Lodge Lexington saving them approximately $11,750 in motel expenses.
For more information contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.