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SAFEWAY HOLDS ANNUAL FUND RAISER FOR EASTER SEALS

         SAFEWAY HOLDS ANNUAL FUND RAISER FOR EASTER SEALS
    More than 3,000 people are expected to jam Safeway's corporate


office parking lot when the company holds its annual employee "Big Event" fund raiser A Fund Raiser' is an organized event, attempting to collect money. The money to be collected is usually for a specific item or need. The event also can entail gimmicks or activities to promote donor interest.  for Easter Seals Easter Seals is an international charitable organization devoted to providing opportunities for children with physical disabilities. See
  • Easter Seals (Canada)
  • Easter Seals (UK)
  • Easter Seals (US)
 on Friday, Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    "Safeway has done this for the last several years with great success," said Marilyn Fravel, president/CEO.  "Last year they raised $141,000 in a single day for Easter Seals."  She said the theme for this year's event is "The Games of Summer," a salute to America's athletes competing in Barcelona.
    Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris will attend a pancake breakfast that kicks off the day.
    Fravel said several sports and television stars would also be on hand.  Jim Byrnes, star of the CBS show "Wise Guy" and noted blues musician, will entertain.  Robb Weller, host of "The Home Show" and "Entertainment Tonight," will emcee the event.  Tim Hardaway of the Golden State Warriors will sign autographs.  And, the Pepsi Uh-Huh Girls will make an appearance.
    More than 65 Safeway suppliers will dispense food, drinks, and prizes to Safeway employees and their families.  "This is a day we look forward to each year," said Fravel.  "It's fun with a serious, important purpose.  Safeway's employees do so much for Easter Seals and their Big Event is one of the largest fund raisers of the year."
    Safeway employees across the country have donated more than $18 million to Easter Seals over the last six years.  Last year alone, employees raised more than $7.2 million.  Easter Seals provides more direct patient services than all other national voluntary health organizations combined.  Donations to Easter Seals stay in the communities where the funds are raised.  The program begins at 11:45 a.m. and will conclude at 1:30 p.m.  The food, refreshment and game booths will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
    CONTACT:  Marilyn Fravel of Easter Seal Society of the Bay Area, 510-835-8094.
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