News Release
 November 13, 2012
CONTACT: Katie McKenna

Funds raised during fifth annual Tops 5K/10K Walk/Run

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY - Representatives from Tops Markets and key event sponsors today presented a check for $180,000 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute in support of cancer research and patient support programs.

The funds were raised at the fifth annual Tops 5K/10K Family Walk/Run on August 25, 2012. 1,300 runners and walkers participated in the 2012 event, the most in the event’s history. The Tops 5K/10K is a family-friendly event held each August in Williamsville to raise funds through Roswell Park’s Team Cure Challenge program.

The gift was presented to Roswell Park representatives in the hospital’s atrium in downtown Buffalo, NY. Tops Markets president and CEO Frank Curci and Roswell Park president and CEO Dr. Donald L. Trump were present to share their thoughts on the impact of this gift.

“The Tops 5K/10K is a favorite event of ours at Roswell Park,” said Dr. Donald Trump, President and CEO, Roswell Park Cancer Institute. “This donation funds cutting-edge research being done here at Roswell. On behalf of our 31,000 active patients and our dedicated scientists and clinicians, thank you for this incredibly generous gift.”

“We believe in the innovative research being done by our neighbors at Roswell,” said Frank Curci, Tops president and CEO. “Cancer touches the lives of everyone, and annually, we encourage our own associates, community members and business partners to join us in supporting the mission of Roswell Park.” The TOPS 5K/10K is presented by TOPS Markets and Pepsi, and co-sponsored by National Fuel, Bank of America, WIVB-TV, WNLO-TV and Fusion Sales Group.

Tops Markets is a proud supporter of Roswell Park Cancer Institute and has donated more than $1 million to the hospital through various programs and fundraising events, including the Paint Box Project, the Bosom Buddies Walk, Carly's Club, All-Star Night and the annual Tops 5K/10K Family Walk/Run.

The sixth annual Tops 5K/10K Family Walk/Run for Roswell will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at Tops’ headquarters in Williamsville, NY.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 153 full-service supermarkets – 148 company-owned and five franchise locations under the Tops, Grand Union and Bryant's banners. With more than 15,000 associates, Tops is a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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