Big Y Donates Almost $44,000 to Local Breast-cancer Groups
SPRINGFIELD — (March 2, 2023) In order to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer, all Big Y supermarkets donated proceeds from their October initiative, “Partners of Hope,” to 32 breast-cancer support groups throughout Massachusetts and Connecticut. This program reflects the partnership, commitment, and support of breast-cancer awareness and research that are so vital for many.
Recipients in Western Mass. include Protect Our Breasts (Amherst), Holyoke Medical Center Women’s Center (Holyoke), the Pink Way (Ludlow), Survivor Journeys (Longmeadow), Cancer Connection (Northampton), Cooley Dickinson Hospital Women’s Health Care (Northampton), Berkshire Medical Center Women’s Imaging Center (Pittsfield), Baystate Health Foundation, Rays of Hope (Springfield), and Mercy Medical Center, Center for Breast Health (Springfield).
According to Big Y CEO Charles D’Amour, “breast cancer affects thousands of women and more men each year. Through our Partners of Hope campaign, we want to not only promote breast-cancer awareness, but also save lives through early detection and care.”
Since 2007, Big Y has raised more than $2 million to support local breast-cancer initiatives.