Healthy Ones and TOPS Partner to Support Cancer Research and Patient Care

LISLE, III., Aug. 29, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Healthy Ones and TOPS Friendly Markets came together Saturday to make a sizeable donation to Buffalo, N.Y.’s Roswell Park Cancer Institute at the Ninth Annual TOPS 5k/10k Run and Family Walk. A check for $20,000 was presented to representatives of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in front of nearly 2,000 runners and walkers who came together to raise money to fight cancer.

Mike Lepo of Healthy Ones presents a check for $20,000 to Frank Curci of TOPS and Dr. Boris Kuvshinoff of Roswell Park Cancer Institute

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Proceeds from the TOPS 5K/10K Run and Family Walk benefit ongoing research and patient care programs at Roswell Park. Donations are further used to improve the patient and family experience, support new clinical treatments and procedures, provide proper clinical space to meet the increasing demand for cancer services, and educate the next generation of cancer scientists and clinicians.

"Research is essential in fighting and finding a cure for this disease," said Chuck Gitkin, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Smithfield Foods. "Healthy Ones understands the importance of supporting communities that our consumers and employees live and work in. Knowing that this donation will stay here in Buffalo and support the 34,000 patients who rely on Roswell Park is extremely important to us."

Healthy Ones has historically supported initiatives to help find a cure for cancer. In addition to the TOPS Run and Family Walk donation, Healthy Ones has donated more than $220,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Healthy Ones, a brand of Smithfield Foods, can be found in the refrigerated lunchmeat and deli section of chain and local grocery stores across the country. Each variety of Healthy Ones ham, turkey breast, chicken breast and roast beef is Heart-Check certified by the American Heart Association.

About Healthy Ones
Adding a healthy balance to your diet, Healthy Ones is the lean, lower sodium and heart healthy lunch meat. It can be found at the deli and prepackaged in your grocer's lunch meat section. For more information, visit

About Smithfield Foods
Smithfield Foods is a $14 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Kretschmar®, Gwaltney®, Curly's®, Margherita®, Carando®, Healthy Ones®, Krakus®, Morliny®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit

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