Twenty-four produce grower-shippers are participating in the Pink Ribbon Produce retail marketing campaign this October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Hundreds of Harris Teeter, Meijer and Price Chopper stores will sell products branded with the Pink Ribbon program icon, according to a news release from Rocklin, Calif.-based Consumer Effects International, the consumer marketing agency that created Pink Ribbon Produce.

Suppliers include some of the top produce shippers in the nation. Money raised through the program will support local Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates.

“Pink Ribbon Produce brings together retailers, produce partners and consumers to support a cause that directly impacts many people within our community,” Debbie Augustine, chief executive officer of Consumer Effects International, said in the release.

Since its launch in 2006, Pink Ribbon Produce has raised more than $261,000 for the Susan G. Komen foundation, according to a Consumer Effects spokesman.

The 24 participating grower-shippers include:

•   Alpine Fresh;
•   Andrew & Williamson;
•   Beach Street Farms;
•   Beachside Produce LLC;
•   Country Fresh;
•   Custom Pak;
•   Desert Glory;
•   Double Diamond;
•   Earthbound Farm;
•   Fowler Packing;
•   Chiquita Brands’ Fresh Express;
•   Gurda Gardens;
•   Highline Mushrooms;
•   Nature’s Way;
•   NewStar;
•   Paramount Citrus;
•   Rainier Fruit Co.;
•   Southern Specialties;
•   Sunlight International;
•   Sunset Produce; and
•   Topline Produce.