GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dollar General presented Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's leading breast cancer awareness and research organization, with a $50,000 grant during pre-race festivities at the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday, Oct. 14.
"Dollar General is pleased to support Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer and search for a cure," said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. "Many Dollar General employees and customers have been affected by this disease, and at this year's race we are pleased to bring awareness to it and honor those who have fought for their lives."
In support of breast cancer awareness and to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Dollar General and Charlotte Motor Speedway renamed the Oct. 14 NASCAR Nationwide Series race the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. The race sported a pink theme and honored breast cancer survivors in a "ring of survivors."
Dollar General also exchanged its traditional yellow for pink on its race car at the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage. The special pink race logo was on the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet driven by Brian Vickers in the DG 300.
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for more than 70 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 9,600 stores in 36 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg's, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at www.dollargeneral.com.
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