BJ’s Wholesale Club Donates $295,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Donates $295,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation

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BJ's Wholesale Club presents a check for $295,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The funding will support the nonprofit's mission helping women now. Pictured from left to right: Douglas Feil, vice president of Programs for NBCF, Camilla Payne, vice president of marketing for NBCF, and Bari Harlam, executive vice president of marketing membership and analytics for BJ's.

BJ's Team Members and Members "shared their strength" with those affected by breast cancer by writing words of hope and encouragement on posters at every BJ's Wholesale Club location.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 1:30pm

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National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) was recently presented with $295,000 by BJ’s Wholesale Club to support the organization’s mission to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

Along with the check presentation, Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer and Prevention two-time cancer survivor, Lisa Halkias-Thiesing, received the Dr. Gina Villani Courage Award. Ms. Halkias-Thiesing is the Director of Clinical Operations at the Ralph Lauren Center and oversees all of the support programs. Such programs include: patient navigation, nurse navigation, financial navigation, on-site food pantry and outreach to the community. BJ's also donated healthy snacks and water for the patients at the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer and Prevention.

Annually, BJ’s raises money to support breast cancer awareness through the purchases of select pink items in its clubs throughout the month of October. BJ's members and team members rallied together to share their support of those affected by breast cancer by writing words of hope and encouragement on posters throughout BJ's clubs last October. BJ's also shares an Early Detection Plan app, which can be found at www.bjsforpink.com

Keywords: Health & Healthcare | BJ's Power of Pink | BJ's Wholesale Club | National Breast Cancer Foundation | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | breast cancer

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