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New Jersey newspapers raise $62,000 to fight breast cancer

Gannett's New Jersey Press Media's initiative to raise money in the fight against breast cancer has been an unabashed success, the Courier Post Online reports.

The Press for the Cure project has become a countrywide, company-wide campaign involving 1,000 employees at six different sites. The Courier-Post, Daily Record, Ashbury Park Press, Courier News, Home News Tribune and Daily Journal raised $62,000 on Oct. 3rd and all of the newspapers were pink for the occasion.

Five cents of each paper was donated to the New Jersey affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as well as an additional $25,000 donation by the Jules L. Plangere Jr. Family Foundation.

"...Gannett's New Jersey Press Media decided it was time to become part of the story and act on its responsibility to be a part of the community serves," said Joseph Cavone, president and publisher of the Daily Record of Parsippany.

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation has raised over $1.5 billion to eradicate breast cancer and supports breast cancer screening, services and research nationwide.
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