News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 November 8, 2013
CONTACT: Katie McKenna
kmckenna@topsmarkets.com

   
TOPS MARKETS PRESENTS GIFT OF $220,000 TO ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE
Funds raised during sixth annual Tops 5K/10K Walk/Run

WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Tops Markets and Roswell Park Cancer Institute today announce that the 2013 Tops 5K/10K Family Walk/Run raised a record $220,000 at the yearly event this past August. The proceeds from this event will be donated in support of cancer research and patient support programs.

The sixth annual Tops 5K/10K Family Walk/Run was held on August 24 and drew more than1,600 participants, the highest number 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. Over the past six years, the Tops 5k/10k has raised a total of $628,000.

The gift was presented to Roswell Park representatives in the hospital’s atrium in downtown Buffalo, NY. Tops Markets’ Senior V.P, of Operations, John Persons and Roswell Park President and CEO Dr. Donald L. Trump were present to share their thoughts on the impact of this gift.

“Tops Friendly Markets has been a great and tireless partner to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Their generosity significantly impacts our goal to find cancer cures and save lives,” said Donald L. Trump, MD, FACP, CEO of RPCI. "The growth of the Tops 5K and the overwhelming enthusiasm demonstrated by the Tops family is truly inspiring, and has played an important role in our ability to better understand, prevent and cure cancer.”

“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.”

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 seventh annual Tops 5K/10K Family Walk/Run for Roswell will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Tops’ headquarters in Williamsville, NY.

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Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 full-service supermarkets – 154 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 www.topsmarkets.com.

The mission of Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is to understand, prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1898, RPCI is one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. The Institute is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit www.roswellpark.org, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or email askrpci@roswellpark.org. Follow Roswell Park on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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