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UFPC Raises Funds for Prostate Cancer Research

Louisville, Ky. — June 22, 2007 —

Team members of Unified Foodservice Purchasing Co-op, LLC (UFPC) raised $2,171 to support prostate cancer research during three separate events in June.

UFPC’s Community Involvement and Wellness committees organized a March for Men fund-raising walk held June 15 at the company's Louisville, Ky., headquarters. Over 100 UFPC team members walked a combined 170 miles around a walking course set up in the company's parking lot. A live band, water stops and refreshments helped walkers complete their laps. Completing three laps around theCompleting three laps around the building earned participants a blue balloon, representing a $5 donation from UFPC to the Kentucky Cancer Program. building earned participants a blue balloon, representing a $5 donation from UFPC to the Kentucky Cancer Program. Several team members solicited donations for the distance they walked. This event raised $1,431 for the Kentucky Cancer Program.

After the walk ended, two guest speakers made presentations about prostate cancer. From 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Dr. John W. Huggins, a cancer survivor, presented “Get the Facts about Prostate Cancer,” to a male-only audience in a conference room at UFPC. From 11:30 a.m. to noon, Virginia A. Bradford, R.N., with the Kentucky Cancer Program, presented “When Someone You Love Has Cancer” to an audience of men and women, also at UFPC.

Related events at UFPC’s hub offices in Irvine, Calif., and Dallas, Texas, also raised funds to support prostate cancer research. The Irvine version of March for Men raised $315 to benefit St. Joseph Hospital's Prostate Cancer Program in Orange, Calif. At the Dallas Putt for Funds, team members raised $425 to benefit the Urology Research & Education Foundation. The Louisville and Dallas hubs sponsored free PSA testing.

UFPC is the exclusive supply chain management organization for Yum! Brands, Inc. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., UFPC employs more than 230 team members and operates offices in Dallas, Texas, and Irvine, Calif. UFPC manages the supply chain for all corporate- and most franchise-owned A&W, KFC, Long John Silver’s, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurant outlets in the United States. UFPC negotiates volume purchases of equipment, food, packaging and other supplies from manufacturers and suppliers for purchase by operators.

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