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Cancer Day raises nearly $65,000

Kroger said today it had donated $50,000 as part of its annual Fight Cancer Day promotion, and customers donated nearly $15,000 more.

The donations to the American Cancer Society and Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana were announced at a news conference at the Kroger Marketplace store in Village at Coventry, 5725 Coventry Lane.

Kroger donated 3 percent of sales Oct. 3 from 15 stores in the Fort Wayne area, which the company said it rounded up to $50,000. Customers added $14,932.65, mostly through donating cash in increments of $1, $3 or $5 at the register.

In 35 years, the event has raised more than $4.65 million for local cancer organizations, the company said.