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Aspen Komen Foundation gets help from SafewayThe Aspen Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a $5,000 gift from the Safeway Food & Drug locations in Glenwood Springs and Vail. Bill Walp, manager of the Glenwood Springs store, says the money was raised in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Both Safeway customers and employees raised approximately $2,500. The remaining $2,500 was matched by the Safeway Inc. corporate offices in observation of the month. We are very pleased and honored to receive these funds from the Safeway stores, says Leslie Waters, president of the Aspen branch of the foundation. Aspen Komen is currently in the process of revamping its outreach programs to increase the educational workplace Breast Health Basics classes. These funds will hopefully be used toward this effort, so the money stays in the valley, and helps the most people possible right here.The Aspen Komen Foundation is collecting Ribbons for Life coupons from participating Kellogg and Keebler products such as Wheatables crackers, Keebler cookies and Kelloggs cereal bars. For every five official ribbon coupons received, Keebler will donate $5 to the national Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The Keebler Company has guaranteed a total donation of $250,000. Ribbons can be dropped off at the Aspen Affiliate, 630 E. Hyman, Suite 4, Aspen or mailed to PO Box 4810, Aspen 81612.

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