Kroger banners announce campaigns to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure

LOS ANGELES — Kroger banners Ralphs and Food 4 Less have both announced fundraising campaigns to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates in California. 

Customers and associates at both stores can support their local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliate by donating their spare change in collection canisters located at the checkstands in their neighborhood Ralphs of Food 4 Less Supermarket.The Komen fundraising camSupaign will run through Nov. 5, 2011.

Funds raised will be used to finance breast healthcare, treatment, research and programs to improve the lives of people battling breast cancer, the companies reported. Ralphs and Food 4 Less will also be major sponsors of several Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events.

Through their associates and customers, both Ralphs and Food 4 Less say they have given more than $3 million each to Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates and other organizations that are working to find a cure to breast cancer since 2001.