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Hood Consumers Help Fight Breast Cancer While Saving on Simply Smart® Milk

Lynnfield, MA (September 07, 2009)

HP Hood, New England's leading dairy company, has announced that it will once again help its consumers make a difference with the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer® while tasting a difference with Hood Simply Smart® Milk.Coupons for Hood Simply Smart Milk will be distributed in newspapers throughout New England, the New York Metro area, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Florida and Atlanta on Sunday, September 13th. For each coupon redeemed, Hood will donate 25 cents to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.* Support for Making Strides will also be seen on all half gallons of Hood Milk in the LightBlock Bottle® and all sizes/flavors/fat levels of Hood Sour Cream and Hood Cottage Cheese. "As a company that is committed to supporting the communities in which we do business, Hood is proud, once again, to be able to give our consumers an opportunity to make a difference while also providing nutritious products for their families," said Lynne Bohan, spokesperson  for HP Hood. "HP Hood's dedication to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is an inspiring example of what companies can do to help the Society in its quest to save lives by helping people stay and get well, find cures, and fight back against this disease," said Donna Iampieri, American Cancer Society New England Division vice president for distinguished giving.  "We are extremely grateful for their continued support."Hood has raised approximately $185,000 in past support of Making Strides walks in the Northeast, Florida and Atlanta. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a non-competitive walk to help fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. Funds raised support the American Cancer Society's programs of breast cancer research, education, advocacy, and patient services. For more information or to find a walk in your area, call 800-227-2345 or visit the American Cancer Society's web site at*Up to $5,000 will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in each of the following markets: New England, NY Metro, New Jersey/Philadelphia, and Florida/Georgia# # #