ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
In observance of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 106
U.S. Bank offices, including Schunck's in-store branches, in the St.
Louis metro area will be collecting tax-deductible donations payable
to the "Friends of Missouri Women's Council." Proceeds will go to fund
mammograms for women who are uninsured or underinsured. To help kick
things off, the Richmond Center Schnucks at 6600 Clayton Road (63117)
will host Missouri's First Lady Melanie Blunt on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 3
p.m. Mrs. Blunt will introduce the Missouri Women's Council's Pink
License Plate Program benefiting cancer treatments and research. U.S.
Bank offices also have applications for pink license plates that can
be purchased to raise needed funds for breast cancer services.
Joe Imbs, U.S. Bank regional chair and St. Louis market president,
praised First Lady Blunt's tireless efforts to raise the awareness on
the importance of early breast cancer detection. He said that this is
the second year that U.S. Bank has been a pink link in the chain of
business partners who have joined to support healthcare initiatives of
the Missouri Women's Council. "U.S. Bank is teaming up with our
in-store Schnucks partner to not only have a place to make donations
for this important cause, but also to raise awareness about the
importance of regular health screenings and on-going research as we
fight breast cancer."
Schnucks leaders have announced plans to once again "paint the
stores pink." Pink Captain volunteers will be available at many stores
to provide further information about Schnucks' Together for the Cure
promotion, which hopes to raise needed funds through newly repackaged
pink products purchased throughout the store. In addition, the
volunteers have applications for the Women's Council's Pink license
plate program, in which monies collected will also go to encouraging
early detection and breast cancer treatment.
According to American Cancer Society projections, approximately
178,480 American women would be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 -
a decrease of 8,292 from 2004, the last year when actual data was
The Missouri Women's Council serves as a resource and referral
center to help encourage, educate and support Missouri women as they
pursue their economic goals. It is a portal designed to connect women
to a network of accessible, high-quality advisory services and
information that include employment and training, starting a business
and how to balancing work and family. In keeping with that mission,
the Breast Cancer Awareness Plate program supports women and families
by raising funds for the sole purpose of providing breast cancer
services. For additional information or to download an application for
the "Pink Plate," please visit the Women's Council's site at
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB), with $247 billion in assets, is the
parent company of U.S. Bank, the 6th largest commercial bank in the
United States. The company operates 2,542 banking offices and 4,895
ATMs, and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage,
insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products
to consumers, businesses and institutions. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the
web at www.usbank.com.
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. operates 103
stores (including five Logli stores) and 100 pharmacies in Missouri,
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Tennessee and Mississippi.
Source: U.S. Bank