News Release
 August 13, 2009
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Participants can register now for August 29 event

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania is asking members of the western New York community to lace up their sneakers in support of Roswell Park with its second annual 5k Walk/Run. The event will take place on Saturday, August 29 at 9:30 a.m. at the National Fuel/Tops corporate office building located at 6363 Main Street in Williamsville, NY. All proceeds from this event will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

“Tops proudly supports Roswell Park and the tremendous work they do, day in and day out.” said Frank Curci, Tops’ president and CEO. “We are lucky to have such a highly regarded health research and treatment center right here in our own backyard, and we will continue do what we can to support their efforts.”

Pre-registration at the race is $18 or $20 on the day of the event. Checks must be payable to Tops/5k race for RPCI and can be mailed to Tops Markets/Roswell Road Race, Community Relations Department, P.O. Box 1027, Buffalo, NY 14240, or participants can pre-register at The day of the race, registration will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

"We are so grateful to partner with Tops Markets on this exciting event in support of cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park," said Jennifer Hickok, Director of Special Events, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation. "The community's support of the Tops 5K will have an important impact on the lives of our patients and Roswell Park's goal of understanding, preventing and curing cancer."

A post-race celebration will be held in the National Fuel/ Tops complex parking lot immediately following the race with awards ceremony, door prizes, raffles, auctions, and refreshments. Additional sponsors include: Pepsi, Carr Marketing Communications, WIVB – TV, The CW – 23, Rich’s, Wardynski’s, Frito Lay, 106.5 FM WYRK, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York, and Bulls Eye Construction. For more information, or to register, please visit or call Kathleen Graim, race director at (716) 635-5221.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 71 full-service supermarkets and five franchise supermarkets. With over 10,000 associates, Tops is the leading full-service grocery retailer in Western New York, Central New York, including Rochester, and Northwestern Pennsylvania. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at


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