Safeway donates mammo van, raises prostate cancer funds

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Safeway grocery stores have donated $1 million toward the purchase, outfitting, and operational expenses of a mobile-mammography van for the Seattle area. The van features digital screening technology and will be operated by the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance in partnership with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

In related news, the Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway reported that its customers and employees have raised $10.7 million to fund research programs aimed at finding a cure for prostate cancer. The fund raising drive by the supermarket chain and the Prostate Cancer Foundation has raised more than $28 million since its inception in 2000, Safeway said.