Loose change benefits Providence Breast Center

February 20, 2013
In March the Leila J. Eisenstein Breast Center at Providence Breast Center was presented with their sixth annual check raised through the Ray’s Food Place loose change campaign. The total amount of this year’s
donation topped $8,750, bringing the cumulative giving by Ray’s Food Place employees and customer to more than $33,000. During October, breast cancer awareness month, they were asked to “round up” their grocery purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the extra change to support local breast cancer awareness activities. The funds – an increase of more than $1,100 compared to the 2012 “round up” campaign – will support community outreach activities for breast cancer awareness and education.

“We are honored that C&K Markets, parent company of Ray’s Food Place, has continued to choose the Providence breast center as the recipient of this annual ‘round up’ campaign,” said Jodi Barnard,
executive director of Providence Community Health Foundation. “The support of C&K Markets, its employees, and the Ray’s Food Place customers truly makes a difference in the lives of women who
are cared for at the region’s only Breast Center of Excellence.”

“This gift means so much to our team,” said Nicole McPheeters, Breast Center coordinator. “Through these efforts, we have been able to put our Breast Center at the forefront of breast cancer prevention by raising awareness. This is an important aspect of our work as a Center of Excellence.”