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Borges USA - Star Fine Foods

Borges USA - Star Fine Foods

October 07, 2015 15:18 ET

Borges USA - Star Fine Foods Is Tickled Pink to Support Susan G. Komen

Distinguished California Food Company More Than Doubles Contribution to the Nonprofit in 2015

FRESNO, CA--(Marketwired - October 07, 2015) - Borges USA - Star Fine Foods, one of America's premier providers of distinctive olive oils, vinegars and other specialty Mediterranean foods, announced that they will donate $60,000 in 2015 regardless of sales to Susan G. Komen® in support of the nonprofit's mission to save lives and end breast cancer. Part of a successful partnership between Borges USA - Star Fine Foods and Komen that began in 2014, the contribution will exceed the California-based company's past year's donation to the nonprofit by 140 percent. Locally, Star will also be a sponsor for the 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure®, to be held October 24.

During October, green will be swapped out for pink on the labels of STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil and other select food items from the Star Fine Foods and Cara Mia brands to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The pink labels will appear on all 500 ml bottles of STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 12 fl oz bottles of STAR Red Wine Vinegar and 8.5 fl oz bottles of STAR Balsamic Vinegar, and will also be seen on jars of Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts. These specially labeled items will be presented in colorful displays created just for the month.

"Our olive oil and other specialty foods are staples of a Mediterranean tradition that offers a multitude of health benefits -- one of which may include a reduced risk of breast cancer," said Eduard Badia, President/CEO of Borges USA - Star Fine Foods. "We're making the retail grocery aisles a little rosier this time of year to raise awareness of breast cancer and to highlight healthful food choices while supporting the ongoing efforts of Susan G. Komen."

"In 2015, it's estimated that there will be nearly 232,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer and more than 40,000 breast cancer deaths among U.S. women. At the same time, breast cancer mortality has decreased by 34 percent since the early nineties due to improved breast cancer treatment and early detection," said Carrie Glasscock, managing director, corporate relations at Susan G. Komen. "The continued support of our committed partners such as Borges USA - Star Fine Foods enables us to provide real-time help to millions affected by the disease while putting more funds toward breast cancer research to benefit the world."

For more information, visit www.starfinefoods.com/breastcancer.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

About Star Fine Foods

Founded in 1898 by the Giurlani family in San Francisco, Star Fine Foods is one of California's oldest and most distinguished food brands, best known for producing olive oils, vinegars, olives and Mediterranean specialty products from the premium food producing regions of the world. A top-selling brand of olive oil in the western United States, Star produces and bottles its own olive oils for quality and consistency. To learn more, visit www.starfinefoods.com.

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