New initiative launched to drive awareness of the importance of mammography

CHICAGO, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Susan G. Komen Chicago has set a big, bold goal of helping reduce breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. In an effort to reach this momentous goal, one initiative the organization is embarking on is the Rewards For Mammograms program, a collaboration with Walgreens and major healthcare providers in the Chicagoland area. As part of Rewards For Mammograms, Komen Chicago, along with its collaborators, have a program goal of encouraging at least 100,000 Chicagoland women to get mammograms by October 31, 2017.

Women who get a mammogram by October 31, 2017 from a participating healthcare facility will have the opportunity to be rewarded with 1,000 Walgreens Balance® Rewards points.* Walgreens will also donate $1, up to $30,000, to Susan G. Komen Chicago, for each valid program voucher redeemed in-store through October 31.**

“Susan G. Komen Chicago is excited to launch this ambitious initiative as we continue to drive awareness of the importance of mammography,” says Bonnie Gordon, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Chicago. “With Rewards For Mammograms, we want Chicagoland women to know getting a mammogram is easy, but more importantly, it is vital as early detection is key in the fight to reduce breast cancer deaths in Chicago and the U.S.”

Today through October 31, participants can go to any participating healthcare facility, including all Chicagoland Presence Health Hospitals, to have a mammogram. From there, getting a mammogram and being rewarded for it is as easy as 1, 2, and 3 for program participants:

  1. Make an appointment with any participating Chicagoland healthcare facility
  2. Complete an appointment
    • Upon completion of the appointment, participants will receive a Walgreens Balance® Rewards voucher from their participating healthcare provider
  3. Redeem completed voucher at any Chicagoland Walgreens
    • Participant must present a completed voucher by October 31, 2017 to  receive 1,000 Walgreens Balance®Rewards points at checkout‡

“We’re proud to be a part of the Rewards For Mammograms program, and to have the opportunity to collaborate with Komen Chicago as it focuses on an aggressive goal to reduce breast cancer deaths in the community,” says Matt Farber, Walgreens senior director of oncology disease state. “Walgreens has long been committed to the cancer community, helping patients get access to medications, connect with valuable educational resources and manage prescription therapies – supporting them throughout their journey from screening and diagnosis to treatment and into survivorship.”

Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL 2nd District), a supporter of the program, adds, “Mammograms and early detection are our greatest weapons in the fight against breast cancer. This remarkable program will help save lives by making mammograms accessible to all, especially those who have been historically medically underserved.”

For additional information or questions regarding the Rewards For Mammograms program, please visit or call Susan G. Komen Chicago’s headquarters at (773) 444 – 0061.

About Komen Chicago: Susan G. Komen’s promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by energizing science to find cures, ensuring quality care for all and empowering people with knowledge. Komen Chicago donates 75 percent of net funds raised to community grants in the Chicago area and dedicates 25 percent to global research. For more information on Komen Chicago, please visit

*Offer valid 6/4/17 thru 10/31/17 with Walgreens Balance® Rewards card and completed redemption voucher in participating stores in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. Must be a Balance® Rewards member to receive points. Limit one redemption voucher per card member. Points good on next purchase. Void if copied or transferred. Exclusions and restrictions apply to redeeming points. Complete Balance Rewards details at

** Between 6/4/17 and 10/31/17 for every valid program voucher presented and redeemed in store, Walgreens will give $1, up to $30,000, to Susan G. Komen Chicago.

‡Participants must either be existing Walgreens Balance® Rewards members or sign up onsite at a Walgreens store to be eligible to receive the 1,000 points.



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PetSmart launches charitable grooming and PetsHotel® services this National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

PHOENIX, 2016-Oct-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — For the second year in a row, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, PetSmart is offering its charitable grooming and PetsHotel® services to benefit Susan G. Komen®, including its unique Pet Expressions where dogs can don a Pink Ribbon stencil to honor the cause.

Beginning Oct. 1, $1 from every “Pink Ribbon” service will go to the nonprofit Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government, while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. The offerings include themed bandanas, charms, bows and even the Pink Ribbon Pet Expressions stencil to support this important cause throughout the month of October and beyond.

“We are thrilled to make these services philanthropic in support of Susan G. Komen,” said Joanna Zucker, VP of Services for PetSmart. “Together with our customers, last year we donated $25,000 to Susan G. Komen and we hope to do the same or even better this year.”

The Pink Ribbon services* are available in-store (while supplies last) and include:

Pink Ribbon Pet Expressions: ** Show your support for the cause with a pet-friendly, washable pink ribbon stencil.

Komen Top Dog Packages: Choose from select add-on grooming packages that include an exclusive pink ribbon bandana/bow and charm.

PetsHotel Add-Ons: Give your pup the gift of style for the cause during a boarding stay with a pink ribbon bandana and charm.***

*All services are subject to availability and may not be available at all stores. Pet age, health and vaccination requirements apply. **At participating stores. Not available in SC, Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by salon. Available to puppies 12 weeks and older.Check with your local PetSmart for details and availability.

***Does not include grooming.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,477 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including,, and – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

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