News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 October 19, 2009
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS AND ROSWELL PARK 5K WALK/RUN RAISES $31,800
OVER 450 PARTICIPANTS IN SECOND ANNUAL 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 today announced that the second annual 5k Walk/Run that took place on Saturday, August 29 raised a grand total of $31,800 to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

481 members of the western New York community laced up their sneakers in support of Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the event which took place at the National Fuel/Tops corporate office building located at 6363 Main Street in Williamsville, NY. This is the second annual 5k event for Tops and they more than tripled the number of participants in this year’s race.

“The generosity we saw that day was completely overwhelming.” said Kathleen Graim, Tops’ community relations specialist and race director. “We had 70 participants our first year, and this year we saw over 400 people come out to walk and run, in the rain no less. It just goes to show that our community will do whatever it takes to lend their support.”

"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."

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 76 full-service supermarkets – 71 company-owned and five franchised locations. 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. As part of Tops’ culture of “Living Here, Giving Here,” approximately $14 million is donated annually to local, charitable organizations. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's Web site at www.topsmarkets.com.

 

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