Vons, Safeway, and Tom Thumb ~ Please Re-read

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Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/4/2011 9:55 AM (GMT -6)   
This is prostate cancer awareness month for the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF). When you shop at the stores in the title of this thread, and a couple more, you will have the option to donate to the PCF for prostate cancer research.

It's a good cause and a good group. I take this into consideration when I shop for groceries as I have a Vons around the corner.

A very big thank you from me goes to all involved in this effort. Especially the Safeway Foundation. It's a genuine effort that they do for breast cancer and many other causes. My understanding is that they match every dollar donated by their customers. They have raised $69 million in the last year by asking customers if they would like to donate to a particular cause.

Today I frequently get asked for donations at various places of business. I know some that get irritated by these "solicitations" and I understand. How many times do we walk up to the girl scout cookie table outside the market and try to avoid the solicitation from that girls? Personally, I don't mind being asked and when I can I contribute, I do. I assure you all that not contributing to the girl scout cookie effort is truly one of the hardest things I'll ever have to do.

From the Safeway Foundation:

Advanced Prostate Cancer at age 44 (I am 48 now)
pT3b,N0,Mx (original PSA was 19.8) EPE, PM, SVI. Gleason 4+3=7

Da Vinci Surgery ~ 2/16/2007
Adjuvant Radiation Therapy ~ IMRT Completed 8/07
Adjuvant Hormone Therapy ~ 28 months on Casodex and Lupron.
Undetectable PSA.

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Post Edited (TC-LasVegas) : 6/4/2011 7:19:52 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/4/2011 12:00 PM (GMT -6)   
last year a clerk at safeway asked my wife if she wanted to donate to prostate cancer and my wife started crying.
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl

Tony Crispino
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   Posted 6/4/2011 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I updated my original post to include more information on this effort. It's worth the re-read versus a repost. I hope you don't mind, I kinda sound like a sales engine. And for some reason I can't find my thin mints...

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   Posted 6/4/2011 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I was told that one of the Safeway execs is a PCa survivor, and that they put a lot of focus on this drive.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 6/5/2011 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I donated just yesterday... At Tom Thumb - you get a piece of cake or a bottled water for dontaing...

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   Posted 6/5/2011 9:01 AM (GMT -6)   
At our Vons in San Diego, the solicitation appears when you swipe your card. A message appears:  Would you like to donate to Prostate Cancer Research? And, in my mind I say:  "no thanks, I've already given." Black humor, I know. But, it's so easy to hit the "yes" button and so it goes.
Age at Dx: 56
DaVinci Prostatectomy: 10/28/09

Stage: T2C

Gleason - 3+4 = 7

Prosate: 52 grams

Incontinence - absolutely at first, better with time and kegels

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