Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 kick off breast cancer awareness drive Oct. 1 to benefit University of Arizona Cancer Center breast cancer research

Throughout the month of October, nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bashas’ and K-LOVE 88.1 have joined forces to conduct a breast cancer awareness drive in the Bashas’ stores throughout Southern and Eastern Arizona to support breast cancer research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center.

“We are delighted to join forces with these great community companies in our mission to prevent and cure cancer,” said Anne Cress, PhD, interim director of the UA Cancer Center. “Our researchers are on the front line of the search for the causes and cures for breast cancer.”

At each of the nine grocery stores from Thatcher and Morenci, and throughout Pima County, shoppers can purchase pink paper pinups in familiar University of Arizona logos at Bashas’ registers to help UA Cancer Center researchers who are seeking cures for breast cancer.

“It’s an honor to be part of this great cause and support the UA Cancer Center in its mission to prevent and cure breast cancer by accepting monetary donations at our registers,” said Edward Basha III.

K-LOVE will broadcast live from the Bashas’ store at 3275 N. Swan Rd. in Tucson on Friday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contact: Sara Hammond, UACC, 520-626-2277,
    Susy Ferra, Bashas’ Family of Stores, 480-201-2031,
    Terry Lafferty, K-LOVE 88.1, 520-791-7208,

About The University of Arizona Cancer Center
The University of Arizona Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center headquartered in Arizona. The UACC is supported by NCI Cancer Center Support Grant number CA023074. With primary locations at the University of Arizona in Tucson and at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, the Cancer Center has more than a dozen research and education offices in Phoenix and throughout the state and 300 physician and scientist members work together to prevent and cure cancer. For more information, go to

About Bashas’ Family of Stores
Bashas’ Family of Stores – the family-owned grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Sportsman’s Fine Wines & Spirits, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets – is an Arizona-based company founded by brothers Ike and Eddie Basha, Sr. With more than 120 grocery stores, it is one of the largest employers in the state and one of the Best Places to Work in Arizona. Since the company’s inception in 1932, Bashas’ has given back more than $100 million to the communities it serves. For more information, visit and

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10/10/2013 - 3:00am
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