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Schnucks Teams With Pink Ribbon Girls and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to Encourage Mammograms

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Schnucks Teams With Pink Ribbon Girls and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to Encourage Mammograms

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Schnucks Teams With Pink Ribbon Girls and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to Encourage Mammograms
The “Treasure Your Chest” program will target underserved communities in areas of St. Louis City and St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4, 2021 – According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for American women. “Despite progress in the detection and treatment of this terrible disease, racial and ethnic disparities persist, and the NCBI reports that African-American women have a 41 percent greater chance of dying from breast cancer than white women, although white women have a higher incidence of the disease,” the NCBI concluded. 

To address this disparity in the St. Louis region, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is teaming with the Pink Ribbon Girls of St. Louis and Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis (ULSTL) to encourage women in underserved communities in the St. Louis area to get mammograms. As part of the “Treasure Your Chest” program, the first 1,500 mammogram clients living in one of 21 select zip codes* of north St. Louis County and north St. Louis City can receive a $50 Schnucks gift card along with other resources to promote healthy living and eating choices. 

“Along with our partners at the Pink Ribbon Girls and the Urban League, Schnucks is answering the challenge and striving to make the communities we call home better,” said Schron Jackson, Schnucks Director of Community Engagement and Customer Care. “Working together we can change the landscape, and over time, provide a meaningful impact on those devastating statistics that show breast cancer disproportionately affects women in underserved areas of St. Louis – that includes where Schnucks was founded 82 years ago and continues serving today.”

To receive the $50 gift card, participants must:

  1. Register for the “Treasure Your Chest” program by visiting the Pink Ribbon Girls website at www.pinkribbongirls.org/st-louis-missouri. Residents of eligible zip codes* will then be mailed a voucher. 
  2. Schedule a mammogram anytime, anywhere.
  3. Bring the voucher and the letter received after your appointment from your mammogram provider to a “Treasure Your Chest” event at one of two local Schnucks stores (locations, dates and times listed at www.pinkribbongirls.org/st-louis-missouri) or visit the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis at one of the following locations during normal business hours to receive your gift card:
    • Urban League Regional Headquarters – 1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63113
    • Urban League St. Louis County Operations – 8960 Jennings Station Road Jennings, MO 63136
    • Urban League Ferguson Community Empowerment Center – 9420 West Florissant Ave., Ferguson, MO 63136
    • Urban League Peter Bunce Campus – 2125 Bissell Street, St. Louis, MO 63107

“We are thrilled to partner with Schnucks and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to help encourage women to make their health a priority,” says Cory Smallwood, Regional Director of Pink Ribbon Girls. “We hope that the Treasure your Chest campaign will inspire women to schedule a mammogram because we know mammograms can save lives.”

“We are honored to partner with Schnucks and Pink Ribbon Girls to help increase the opportunity for high-risk women to receive a mammogram,” said Michael P. McMillan, Urban League President and CEO. “Many of the clients seeking services from the Urban League are female, heads of household so if they have a health emergency, the entire household suffers. This is life-changing for the woman and her family.”

*Eligible zip codes:

  • St. Louis County: 63132, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136 63137,63140, 63147, 63143, 63033, 63034, 63044, 63074
  • St. Louis City: 63101, 63106, 63107,63112, 63113, 63115, 63120, 63121, 63136, 63147 

About Schnucks
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third and fourth generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 111 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs 13,000 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2020 rankings, Schnucks is the 149th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 14th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive, and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $12 million in food to pantries that help those in need.

About Pink Ribbon Girls
Pink Ribbon Girls is a non-profit organization which provides healthy meals, rides to treatment, house cleaning services, cancer education and peer support to breast and gynecological cancer patients and their families, these services are provided free of charge to all qualifying clients independent of age, stage or socio-economic status. For more information, please visit pinkribbongirls.org.

About the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is a social service and civil rights organization that works to fulfill its mission of Empowering Communities and Changing Lives. Programs are offered in the areas of Economic Opportunity, Community Empowerment, Education Excellence, Civil Rights and Advocacy. For more information about the Urban League please visit our website at www.ulstl.com.

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