The Grout Medic Pledges Funds from Every October Sale to Support Breast Cancer Research
Ten Grout Medic locations across the country will participate in a fundraising drive coinciding with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October 1, 2014 — For ten participating Grout Medic locations, each job in October will be an opportunity to do what they do best while also supporting a great cause. Throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, every grout and tile cleaning, repair, sealing, color sealing, or tile replacement job booked at the participating locations will generate $5 in funding for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
This marks the second year in a row that the Grout Medic franchise worked to support the cause of breast cancer research. Last year’s efforts were highly successful in raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year, participating locations grew from five to ten, which met the company’s goal of doubling their efforts.
“This year, we have even greater participation, which will provide more opportunities to bring awareness and allow us to raise even more money for this worthwhile cause,” said Ron Bandyk, owner of the Grout Medic’s West/Southwest Chicagoland branch.
The participating owners and locations are:
Harold and Jesus Barrios – Southern Denver/Denver Metro, CO
Steve Steffey – El Paso County, CO
Suzanne Minnich – West Columbus, OH
Cesar Gonzalez – Northeast Tarrant County, TX
Mike Glenn – Omaha, NE
Ron Bandyk – West/Southwest Chicagoland, IL
Al Peters – Monmouth/Middlesex Counties, NJ
Bruce and Andrea Schierwagen – Northern Colorado/Denver North, CO
Betty Borges and Harry Weinhofer – Palm Beach/Boca Raton/Fort Lauderdale, FL
Donna Smith – San Diego Metro, FL
Throughout October, the Grout Medic team also will don special pink shirts in the hopes of increasing their fundraising efforts and raising awareness.
”Almost everyone knows of a family member, friend, or coworker who has been touched by this disease,” said Bandyk, whose sister-in-law has been diagnosed with breast cancer. “Over the past several years, efforts to raise awareness have been gaining steam and statistics show that survival rates are improving. These improvements are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment resulting from additional research. We hope to, in some small way, further this effort.”
The BCRF has been recognized as one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the United States. Charity Navigator, a charity rating service, has consistently given BCRF four out of four stars in annual reviews since 2002. The foundation has been found to directly use $0.91 of every dollar received to forward breast cancer awareness and research.
For more information about this month’s fundraising efforts, grout and tile cleaning, or any of the services offered by the Grout Medic, call 1-866-994-7688 or visit grout.seequsdev.com
About Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) has raised more than $450 million to advance the most promising breast cancer research worldwide that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. As of October 2014, BCRF will have committed over $45 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers at major medical institutions across 12 countries, including the US. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the twelfth time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an “A+” by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.