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Kroger manager to be featured on cancer awareness posters this month

Jeanne Elsasser 

Jeanne Elsasser 

DULUTH — A local woman has become Kroger’s face of breast cancer awareness for the Atlanta area.

Throughout October, metro area Kroger stores will be displaying cardboard standees of Jeanne Elsasser, the 56-year-old Duluth resident and breast cancer survivor.

“It’s very exciting,” Elsasser said. “I have so many people that come in and say, ‘I see you in every store I go into.’”

Elsasser, the meat manager at a Johns Creek Kroger store, was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of last year. After seven rounds of chemotherapy — and never missing a day of work, she’s quick to add — Elsasser has now been cancer free for more than a year.

Chosen out of 200 or so candidates, posters have made her Kroger’s new face for its “Giving Hope a Hand” campaign.

She has plenty of hope and an encouraging message for women everywhere and fellow survivors.

“Just make sure you go for your yearly exams and do the monthly self check,” Elsasser said, “and just keep positive if you are diagnosed with breast cancer. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.”

For more of Jeanne’s story and those like it, visit www.sharingcourage.com.