The fight against Breast Cancer is $35,000 closer to a cure thanks to a fourth-place finish at Phoenix by Jason Keller and the Albertsons Racing Team.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (November 9, 2002) - Jason Keller today earned more than a top-five finish for the Albertsons Racing Team. His fourth-place effort in the NASCAR Busch Series race at Phoenix International Raceway earned the Susan G. Komen Foundation a $35,000 donation made on behalf of Albertsons and Yoplait Yogurt, a General Mills product.
The significance of the donation is personal for Keller, whose mother-in-law is a breast cancer survivor. This was the Albertsons Racing team's second chance to race to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Keller is proud that he, his team and sponsor are able to aid in making such a significant donation.
"This is an amazing feeling," said Keller. "Not only to capture our first top five at Phoenix, but also to be a part of a $35,000 donation to an incredible foundation. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation saves lives through its education and awareness programs. The race meant so much to this Albertsons team knowing the good the foundation will do with the money. I can't say enough about Albertsons and Yoplait for what they do to help in the fight against breast cancer."
The $35,000 donation is linked to Yoplait's "Save Lids To Save Lives"a pink lid redemption program. For each pink Yoplait lid received from consumers by December 31, 2002, Yoplait will donate 10 cents to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, up to $750,000. Additionally, in October, Albertsons and Yoplait ran a program to donate one dollar - up to $50,000 - to the Foundation for every 10 cups of Yoplait Yogurt bought in a single purchase and turned in with an Albertson's receipt.