News Release
 March 2, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. –Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, is pleased to provide the community with access to free colon cancer screening kits at twelve of its Western New York locations. “According to the Center for Disease Control, of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States and it is the third most common cancer in men and in women,” said Matt Hamed, interim director of pharmacy for Tops Friendly Markets. “As part of our partnership with Erie County Cancer Services, TOPS is happy to be able to provide these at-home screening kits free of charge to area Erie County residence who qualify, helping our community take better care of their health.” Erie County Cancer Services encourages all men and women ages 50 and older to be screened for colorectal cancer. They note that if a member of your family has had colorectal cancer, your health care provider may recommend starting screening earlier, as screening tests can find colorectal cancer early. Throughout the month of March the following TOPS stores will hold the screening events between the hours of 4:00-7:00 pm: 1275 Jefferson Ave, Buffalo, NY 3/6/2018 425 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 3/7/2018 3500 University Plaza, Buffalo, NY 3/8/2018 3201 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY 3/13/2018 890 Young St., Tonawanda, NY 3/14/2018 1740 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY 3/15/2018 S. 6150 South Park Ave., Hamburg, NY 3/20/2018 12775 Broadway, Alden, NY 3/21/2018 4777 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 3/22/2018 9660 Transit Rd, East Amherst, NY 3/27/2018 150 Niagara St., Tonawanda, NY 3/28/2018 355 Orchard Park Rd., West Seneca, NY 3/29/2018

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About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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