Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Safeway Sponsors Mobile Mammography Van

PLEASANTON, Calif.— Safeway, Inc. and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) debuted today a mobile mammography van equipped with cutting edge digital screening technology. Safeway funded the $800,000 van with proceeds from a month-long breast cancer fundraising campaign.

The mobile screening vehicle is a 40-foot, self-contained clinic with the digital screening technology recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to detect breast cancer more effectively than the traditional mammography screening. In addition to a mammography unit, the van also has a reception area, dressing rooms and a waiting room. It will be staffed by a mammography technologist, an assistant, and a driver. It will operate in Seattle.

In addition to the cost of the van, Safeway Chairman, President and CEO Steve Burd presented an additional $200,000 check from The Safeway Foundation to fund the van's first two years of operation. The new mobile unit will be operated by SCCA in partnership with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates 1,755 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales of $40.2 billion in 2006. Safeway supports a broad range of charitable and community programs and last year donated more than $154 million to important causes, such as cancer research, education, food banks and programs focused on assisting people with disabilities.

This donation/sponsorship will benefit an estimated 30 women every day, and features technology that is more effective than traditional mammograms. This van will help save lives.

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