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Evanston Sam’s Club® Hosts Actress and Breast Cancer Survivor Adamari Lopez

EVANSTON, Ill.– April 26, 2011 –Sam’s Club and General Mills host a Breast Cancer Awareness event at the grand reopening of the Evanston location Friday, May 6, at 5 p.m.  Hispanic superstar and breast cancer survivor Adamari Lopez will be on hand to meet with fans and sign autographs.

“At Sam’s Club, we are committed to serving our local community by providing them with great values on health and wellness items,” said Joel Robles, club manager. “We are fortunate to have Ms. Lopez joining us to help spread the word about breast cancer. This disease affects many of our members, and the best way to help them fight it is to start with awareness.”

In addition, Lopez will receive a donation from General Mills to help fight against breast cancer. Sam’s Club members and guests are also encouraged to come and learn more about breast cancer awareness and meet Ms. Lopez. Some attendees will receiveautographed memorabilia from Lopez.

Lopez is an actress best known for participating in several Puerto Rican and Mexican soap operas, as well as acting in numerous films and plays. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in Hispanic women, and Lopez is anxious to spread the word as she too is a survivor of this disease.

“General Mills and the Yoplait brand have a long-standing commitment to breast cancer awareness through the ‘Save Lids to Save Lives’ program,” said Shelley Slachowitz, General Mills. “We’re excited to partner with Sam’s Club to share Adamari’s message. Through a regular check-up, her doctor was able to detect the breast cancer early and they were able to successfully treat the disease. ”

The General Mills Yoplaitbrand contributes up to $1.5 million each year to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation through its signature “Save Lids to Save Lives” promotion, in which consumers collect and submit pink package lids. Combined with the Yoplait guaranteed donation of $500,000, more than $2 million can be raised for breast cancer research each year. Lopez is also the official spokes person for Yoplait’s “Save Lids to Save Lives” breast cancer awareness campaign.

 

WHAT:      Breast Cancer Awareness Event with Adamari Lopez

WHEN:     Friday, May 6 at 5 p.m.

WHERE:   Sam’s Club - Evanston

                2450 Main St.

                Evanston, Ill.

                847-491-9000

WHO:        Adamari Lopez, Actress

 

About General Mills
One of the world's leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Progresso, Yoplait, Cascadian Farm, Muir Glen, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills had fiscal 2010 global net sales of US$16 billion, including the company’s $1.2 billion proportionate share of joint venture net sales.

 

About Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT), is the nation’s eighth largest retailer and a leading membership warehouse club offering superior products and services to more than 47 million members in clubs across the U.S., as well as in Brazil, China and Mexico. Members save an average of 30 percent over grocery and specialty retailers. To learn more about Savings Made SimpleSM, visit SamsClub.com, and look for Sam’s Club on Twitter and Facebook