A local grocer is doing its part to help breast cancer research right in our community for the third year in a row.
In October, or breast cancer awareness month, Riesbeck’s Food Markets sold boxed lunches filled with various tasty deli meats, salad, rolls and a dessert in hopes to aid area cancer research groups.
"We had some help with this besides the boxed lunches, we donated a dollar per lunch but we also had I think $510 worth of t-shirts,” explained Bakery Director For Riesbeck’s Markets, John Chickery. “We sold our own t-shirts and we donated that $510."
Monday afternoon, Riesbeck’s in South Zanesville presented a check of more than $3,400 to the Cancer Concern Coalition of Muskingum, Perry and Morgan counties.
"Actually, they help many, many patients with breast cancer, transportation, just all kinds of things. So it’s nice to be able to use a group that is local and you know the money is going to stay local."
The total amount raised was $6,600, meaning the coalition was not the only organization to receive a donation. money was also given to Steubenville’s Women in Action Against Cancer Concern as well as Wheeling Hospital’s Breast Cancer Center.