News Release
 February 20, 2019
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets is pleased to once again partner with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County (CSP) to provide the community with the opportunity to speak with a CSP representative about the risks of colon cancer and qualifications for an Early Detection Screening Kit. March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Tops encourages the community to visit 13 area Tops locations to obtain their “FIT Kit.” The Fit Kit is a simple take-home test to aid in the detection of colon cancer.

“According to the American Cancer Society, “excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States,” said Matt Hamed, director of pharmacy for Tops Friendly Markets. “At Tops we want to help in any way we can to help our community take charge of their health and well-being. When you hear a staggering statistic that colon cancer is expected to cause about 51,020 deaths during 2019, we as a company want to do all we can to help educate our customers to change those statistics for the better.”

Eligible customers 50 years or older are encouraged to visit participating Tops Pharmacies during the dates identified below to pick up a test kit. Kits are available during the house of 4:00-7:00 pm. The kit may be free to individuals without insurance and covered in full by most major insurance plans. -more-

Tops Locations For Screening Kits Date 2101 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 3/1/19 1275 Jefferson Ave. Buffalo, NY 3/5/19 425 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY 3/6/19 3500 University Plaza Buffalo, NY 3/7/19 1740 Sheridan Dr. Buffalo, NY 3/12/19 890 Young St. Tonawanda, NY 3/13/19 3201 Southwestern Blvd. Orchard Park, NY 3/14/19 12775 Broadway Alden, NY 3/19/19 S. 6150 South Park Ave. Hamburg, NY 3/20/19 4777 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 3/21/19 150 Niagara St. Tonawanda, NY 3/26/19 355 Orchard Park Rd. West Seneca, NY 3/27/19 9660 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 3/28/19


Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 159 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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