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ST. LOUIS, MO (November 23, 2009) – Save-A-Lot food stores is helping change the future of diabetes by joining the American Diabetes Association® in their Stop Diabetessm movement for 2010-2012. Through its national sponsorship, Save-A-Lot has pledged $400,000 to stop diabetes across America. This relationship will help provide important resources to Save-A-Lot customers that live everyday managing diabetes and related disease states. “In line with Save-A-Lot’s dedication to the great people that make up our associates and customers, we are excited to work with the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes has touched many of our associates and customers. 7.8 percent of the U.S. population has a diagnosis of diabetes however, 1out of 4 Save-A-Lot shoppers has someone with diabetes in their household. That is four times the national average. We want to support our shoppers, associates and everyone who wants a cure,” commented Save-A-Lot President and CEO, Bill Shaner. "The American Diabetes Association is proud to work with Save-A-Lot to stop diabetes,” said George Huntley, CPA, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association. “Our relationship with Save-A-Lot is important to help us raise awareness of a disease that is reaching epidemic proportions. Save-A-Lot has taken a leadership role by providing a significant opportunity to educate and promote health and wellness to their local community.” Visit your local Save-A-Lot or go online to to get more information on the cause and to see how you can help. About Save-A-Lot Food Stores Save-A-Lot is one of the nation's leading extreme value, carefully selected assortment grocery chains, operating nearly 1,200 stores in 39 states from Maine to California. Serving more than 5 million shoppers each week, Save-A-Lot offers a savings of up to 40 percent less on groceries when compared to conventional stores. Customers enjoy savings on exclusive Save-A-Lot brands and national brands, plus fresh meat and farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy, along with the most popular grocery and household items. Save-A-Lot helps its customers live richer, fuller lives by saving them money and time through a smart, convenient shopping experience featuring great food, great prices and great people every day. For more information on Save-A-Lot or to locate a store, please visit About American Diabetes Association The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find out what is happening in your area. ##