NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 9 The Oreck vacuum was invented with women in mind, according to Oreck Corporation founder David Oreck. "That's why I engineered it to be lightweight and powerful for ease of use, effective cleaning and allergen control," Oreck said.
"In our support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in the fight against breast cancer, we designed two new special edition vacuums to help raise donations for the cause," Oreck said.
October is national Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "For every pink-accented Clean for the Cure(R) special edition Oreck XL bagged vacuum purchased, Oreck will donate $25 to Komen for the Cure," Oreck said. "To date Oreck Corporation donated more than $1 million to Komen for the Cure to search for the cure for breast cancer," reported Oreck. "That puts us in the top 25 percent of donors to Susan G. Komen for the Cure."
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
The Clean for the Cure Oreck vacuums with disposable inner bags are fashionably black with pink piping, pink ribbon zipper fob charm, a pink base and have advanced filtration as well as Oreck's antibacterial IntellaShield Technology(TM).
"It is our hope that anyone needing a new or additional vacuum will think of the importance of supporting the breast cancer cause and think pink," Oreck said. "Susan G. Komen for the Cure is clearly a cause that touches our consumers and we want to give back to the people who buy our products."
Lightweight yet powerful, Oreck vacuums are engineered for allergen control with a multi-layer hypo-allergenic filtration system and an advanced, patented self-sealing disposable inner bag. The filtration system eliminates 99.9 percent of allergens down to .3 microns (bacteria measures .4 to 10 microns), including bacteria, allergens, mold spores, dust mites, pet hair, dust, dirt and debris.
The self-sealing patented SaniSeal(R) inner bag is another layer of defense that locks in fine particles like allergens and bacteria as well as dirt and debris. In contrast, when bagless vacuum dirt containers are emptied, dirt, dust and allergens can spew onto the face, hands and eyes and back into the home, according to leading bacteria expert, Dr. Charles Gerba, of the University of Arizona, Tucson.
Patented Oreck IntellaShield Technology(TM) combines bacterial protection and odor control. An antimicrobial agent built right into the vacuum fights microbes such as bacteria, mold, mildew and odors so the vacuum is clean to the touch and smells fresh.
"Most people can push the Oreck Upright Vacuum with one finger," Oreck noted. "I wanted to make it as user-friendly as possible while keeping cleaning powerful."
"Oreck vacuums reduce user stress on hands, wrists and elbows with an ergonomically designed handle," Oreck said. The Oreck vacuum received the Arthritis Foundation(R) Ease-Of-Use Commendation.
For above floor cleaning and stairs, the upright vacuum comes with a separate lightweight bagged handheld vac with telescoping attachments.
In an effort to raise more funds for the cure, Oreck will donate $25 for each of two models: the Oreck Clean for the Cure(R) XL(R) Platinum Vacuum retailing for $599 and the Oreck Clean for the Cure(R) XL(R) Gold Vacuum retailing for $499.
The special edition Oreck XL(R) vacuum is available online at http://www.cleanforthecure.com, at one of 450 Oreck Clean Home(TM) Centers across the country or by calling 1-800-237-4181.
The Oreck XL(R) Power Team Clean for the Cure(R) special edition vacuums carry a 5 to 10-year warranty and 5 to 10 annual, free tune-ups as an extra measure of assurance for high performance.
Oreck Clean Home Centers are staffed by trained healthier home professionals who offer expert cleaning advice as well as the latest technologies. Oreck Corporation offers a Total Cleaning System(TM), including upright vacuums with hypo-allergenic disposable inner bags, handheld bagged vacuums with tools, multi-floor cleaners, advanced air purifiers and Oreck cleaning products.
For more information on Oreck, visit http://www.oreck.com.
For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, visit http://www.komen.org or call 1-800 I'M AWARE.
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