Winn-Dixie donates $181K to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Winn-Dixie announced a donation of $181,303 to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Through donations from customers and associates, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based retailer was able to expand its fundraising efforts to include the entire states of Alabama and Mississippi, as well as select Georgia stores.
“We are incredibly honored to partner with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer,” Lynn Rushing, the Winn-Dixie regional vice president said. “This donation represents our longstanding commitment to making the communities we serve stronger. We are so proud of our associates and this community for addressing the impact of breast cancer and we extend our sincere appreciation to our customers for their charitable spirits and generous donations.”
During the month of October, customers were invited to make donations to support Making Strides, which benefits neighbors and customers battling breast cancer, the company said.
“On behalf of the American Cancer Society and our many volunteers, I would like to thank Winn-Dixie for its commitment to the fight against breast cancer,” Kathy O’Neill, the director of community development for the American Cancer Society, said. “Because of the passion of community partners like Winn-Dixie, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education, research and risk reduction efforts.”