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Rite Aid holds fundraisers for children’s charities

BY Michael Johnsen

CAMP HILL, Pa. Rite Aid’s brass on Friday traded their suits and ties for jeans and t-shirts for their ninth annual Rite Aid Car Wash—where executives wash the cars of associates to help benefit the Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Other activities at the event this year included a “Rite-Athalon,” where top execs competed across three sport stations, including a football toss, a basketball shoot and a putting contest. 

And more than 20 Rite Aid headquarter associates competed in an inter-departmental Oreo eating contest. 

Rite Aid added a Rite Aid Idol contest to the fundraiser this year, where Rite Aid associates participated in a singing contest.

Associates at Rite Aid stores across the country have already raised more than $4 million for Children’s Miracle Network this year. From March 23 through May 10 store associates sold more than 3.4 million paper balloons and held fundraising events to benefit children’s hospitals in their hometowns. All proceeds from the Executive Car Wash event benefit sick children and their families in the Harrisburg area through Children’s Miracle Network and Penn State Children’s Hospital.

Rite Aid’s goal is to raise at least $200,000 through this event. Rite Aid has raised over $34 million since 1994 for 117 pediatric hospitals that benefit from the Children’s Miracle Network.

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Wegmans to offer skin cancer screening

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK Residents in the Rochester, N.Y., area can have suspicious moles examined by dermatologists for free Saturday, June 14, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.

Wegmans will offer the service in the late morning through early afternoon at its store at 3195 Monroe Ave. in Pittsford, a town near Rochester. Blue Lizard Sunscreen is cosponsoring the service, which will be in the store’s skin-care department.

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than 1 million new cases diagnosed each year, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

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Albertsons to lay off 5,000-plus Florida workers

BY Alaric DeArment

TAMPA BAY, Fla. Grocery store chain Albertsons will lay off more than 5,000 workers in Florida, the company announced Wednesday.

Those laid off will include 121 workers at an Albertsons distribution center in Plant City, Fla., and more than 5,000 at 49 of its stores throughout the state, which it is selling to Publix Super Markets.

Based in Boise, Idaho, Albertsons is a banner of Supervalu.

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