GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2005--
Pink Bracelets and Magnets Will Also be Sold in Dollar General Stores to Support Programs for Low-Income Women
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE:DG) officially kicks off its campaign to help support early detection and treatment of breast cancer among low-income women with a $300,000 grant to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
Dollar General stores across the country are also selling pink bracelets and magnetic pink ribbons during the month of October, National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Each item is priced at $1, and net proceeds from the sale will benefit the American Breast Cancer Foundation's programs for low-income women.
"Breast cancer touches one in seven women, and studies have shown that early detection improves the odds of survival. That is why Dollar General believes strongly in making early detection more accessible in communities that have the greatest need," said Kathleen Guion, executive vice president of store operations and store development. "Our support of the American Breast Cancer Foundation reinforces our longstanding commitment to meeting the needs of under-served communities."
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General is a Fortune 500® discount retailer with 7,755 neighborhood stores as of August 26, 2005. Dollar General stores offer convenience and value to customers by offering consumable basic items that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids and cleaning supplies, as well as a selection of basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at everyday low prices. The Company store support center is located in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. Dollar General's Web site can be reached at www.dollargeneral.com.
The mission of the American Breast Cancer Foundation is to provide a fighting chance to every life threatened by breast cancer no matter what age, race, sex, or financial challenge through screening assistance programs, research, and support for breast cancer patients and their families. The American Breast Cancer Foundation is a registered 501©3 non profit organization, EIN# 52-2031814. Our National headquarters are located in Baltimore, Maryland. For more information see our website at www.abcf.org.
CONTACT: Dollar General Corporation, Goodlettsville
Tawn Earnest, 615-855-5209
SOURCE: Dollar General Corporation