2009-11-05 / Local & State

W.Va. Woman To Star On Cereal Box

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A Fairmont resident is being featured on Special K cereal boxes sold at Kroger stores throughout the region in honor of her fellow breast cancer survivors.

Lisa Butcher is a 29-year-old customer service manager at the Patteson Drive Kroger in Morgantown. She returned to work after four rounds of chemotherapy to find a gesture of solidarity from coworkers: eight of them had shaved their heads.

The company says Butcher will appear on cereal boxes sold at 127 Kroger stores in West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina and portions of Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio.

Kroger is donating $3 million to breast cancer initiatives nationwide, about $130,000 of which will go the Mid-Atlantic region.

Butcher says she hopes the boxes will encourage women to have annual mammograms.

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