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Duane Reade raises over $300K for breast cancer foundation


NEW YORK Duane Reade has raised more than $330,000 to increase awareness of breast cancer and to assist in the effort to find a cure as the Local Presenting Sponsor of the 2009 Komen New York Race For The Cure.

This marks the third year that the pharmacy retailer has sponsored this event. This year's Komen New York City Race for The Cure was held Sept. 13 in Central Park. The event is the signature fundraiser for Komen Greater New York City.

Duane Reade sold $1 paper ribbon pinups to benefit the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its 252 stores throughout the New York metro area during the month of August.

"Duane Reade is part of the fabric of life in New York City, and is proud to be the Local Presenting Sponsor of such an important New York City tradition, the Komen New York City Race for The Cure," stated John Lederer, CEO of Duane Reade. "We'd like to thank the New York Metro community, our customers, and Duane Reade employees for helping us raise $330,000 toward finding a cure for breast cancer. By nearly doubling their donation dollars this year, New Yorkers have proven yet again the greatness of this city and its ability to come together for a cause."

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