BJ’s Wholesale Club in Tampa to Host “Pink Picnic” in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 25, 2009

TAMPA, FL— BJ’s Wholesale Club and Moffitt Cancer Center are asking the Tampa Bay area community to “think pink” this October at BJ’s “Pink Picnic” from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Oct. 2 at the BJ’s Membership Club at 7651 W. Waters Ave.

Stena Campagna, a local breast cancer survivor and coordinator of Moffitt’s FACTors program, will share her personal experience with the disease. Dr. Nazanin Khakpour will discuss advancements in the treatment of breast cancer. In addition, BJ’s will unveil the pink products they will sell throughout October at all stores to raise money for breast cancer treatment and research centers including Moffitt.

"The new partnership with BJ’s is important because it helps us to reach a broader constituency and share vital messages about breast cancer awareness,” said Susan Stern, the executive director of the Moffitt Foundation. “We are proud to team up with BJ’s this year. The BJ’s Charitable Foundation funds will be instrumental in helping us improve our unique approaches to preventing and treating breast cancer.”

Throughout October, BJ’s clubs will sell Folgers® Coffee, Pink Ribbon clothing, Q-tips®, along with many more items, and will donate a portion of the sales to breast cancer research and treatment centers through its BJ’s Charitable FoundationSM. The Foundation supports nonprofit organizations that primarily benefit women and children in all the communities BJ’s serves.

The “Pink Picnic” is free and open to the public. All attendees will receive complimentary lunch and a gift bag containing coupons, pink ribbon products and information on BJ’s Charitable Foundation and its support of breast cancer research and treatment.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center  is an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center - a designation that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.

About BJ’s Membership Club, Inc.

BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc. is dedicated to providing its members with high-quality, brand name food and merchandise at prices that are significantly lower than the prices found at supermarkets, supercenters, department stores, drug stores and specialty retail stores.  BJ’s offers low BJ’s Member Pricing on a huge selection of top-brand apparel and accessories, small appliances, consumer electronics, fine jewelry, groceries and other quality merchandise.

  • Headquartered in Natick, Massachusetts, BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. is a leading operator of warehouse clubs in the eastern United States.  The Company currently operates 178 clubs and 100 gas stations in 16 eastern states.  Learn more about BJ's or shop online at www.bjs.com.

About BJ’s Charitable Foundation

The goal of BJ’s Charitable Foundation is to create a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities served by BJ’s Wholesale Club. The Foundation’s mission is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. The majority of giving focuses on organizations that promote the safety, security and well-being of children and families, support education and health programs, provide community service opportunities, and aid in hunger and disaster relief. Since its first grant in 2005, BJ’s Charitable Foundation has allocated funds on a quarterly basis, giving more than $6,055,000 to over 600 deserving organizations in the 16 states BJ’s Clubs are located. In 2007, BJ’s Charitable Foundation presented 204 grants totaling more than $1,690,000. For more information about BJ’s Charitable Foundation and eligibility and application procedures, please visit, www.bjs.com/charity.

 

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