Ralphs Grocery Company Charitable Campaign to Benefit City of Hope's 'Kids 4 Hope' Program

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ralphs Grocery Company is pleased to announce that it is raising funds to support pediatric research, treatment and educational programs at the City of Hope.

Ralphs customers and team members can support the City of Hope's pediatric cancer "Kids 4 Hope" program through the supermarket chain's nonprofit arm, The Ralphs Fund, by donating their spare change in collection canisters located at the checkstands in their neighborhood Ralphs supermarket. The "Kids 4 Hope" fund-raising campaign runs from January 30 through February 26, 2011.

"With thousands of children diagnosed each year with cancer, the City of Hope's Kids for Hope program is important in the fight against the disease, and Ralphs is proud to support this important effort," said Mike Donnelly, Ralphs president.

Last year, Ralphs provided more than $8 million in cash and in-kind donations to organizations focused on health, education, the fight against hunger, developing our youth, and the environment.

About City of Hope

City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope's research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer and urology by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.

About Ralphs Grocery Company

Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 256 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. The company is a division of The Kroger Co., (NYSE: KR), one of the nation's largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more about Ralphs, please visit our web site at www.ralphs.com.

SOURCE Ralphs Grocery Company



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