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Grocery shopping can aid cancer fight

An American Cancer Society fundraiser Oct. 6 is as easy as going shopping.
Hometown IGA is helping battle cancer by holding Grocers Fight Cancer Day on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
A percentage of all shopping done that day in Hometown IGA’s Tri-Cities locations, as well as proceeds raised through in-store events, will go to the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and patient service programs.
Customers can also support the fight against cancer by buying a paper pink ribbon in honor or memory of a loved one touched by cancer. The ribbons will decorate the windows of the Hometown IGA store throughout October.
“To help put cancer ‘in the bag,’ come and shop at Hometown IGA and have some fun while you do your weekly shopping. Even if it’s only for a carton of milk, you’ll be glad you came,” said Brenda Penland, American Cancer Society Relay For Life chair in Unicoi County. “Everyone has to buy groceries, so why not join the fight against cancer at the same time. The more you buy, the more they donate, so mark your calendar for Oct. 6 and stock up.”
Hometown IGA has stores on North Main Avenue and Jackson Love Highway in Unicoi County.
For more information, call the American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345.