Lisa Kitts, an assistant manager to the Kroger deli department in Bonsack, has been cancer free for six years. She remembers her battle with breast cancer very clearly.
"I went to a free clinic and found out that I had breast cancer," says Kitts. "I had a lot of people back me and a lot of faith and prayers. I didn't feel under-privileged or sad about it I knew I was going to get through it, it was just another obstacle in my life."
A major obstacle she was asked to write about two years ago. And after telling her story to Kroger, they asked her to share it with the entire nation.
Kitts is one of just 21 women who are pictured next to their messages on products shared through Kroger's breast cancer initiative. Several items throughout the store are sporting a new pink look in honor of breast cancer awareness month.
"I'm very tickled," says Kitts. "I had an aunt in Alabama pick up some boxes and she took it to her church and said 'This is my niece.'"
This is just one part of their Giving Hope a Hand campaign for October. Kroger is also donating $3 million to breast cancer programs nationwide, $136,000 will support charities in the mid-Atlantic division.