SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The American Institute for Cancer Research ("AICR"), LIVESTRONG
Individuals may bring up to five boxes of paper documents to be shred by PROSHRED®'s on-site shredding trucks. Individuals may also bring used clothing to be donated. The event is free to attend and a suggested donation of $5 per box will go directly towards funding AICR's cancer research and education programs.
"Generous support from millions of individual Americans—and not government or industry grants—have allowed AICR to fund emerging research and to continue our programs for educating the public about what practical steps we all can take every day to live in a world with less cancer," said AICR Senior Vice President of Development Mary Beth Healy, "The funds raised by the PROSHRED® community make a significant impact on the health of millions of Americans."
Dawn Lapierre, Healthy Living Director at the Scantic Valley YMCA, commented, "LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is so pleased to be in collaboration with PROSHRED® and AICR to bring awareness and promote healthy lifestyle choices to increase the rates of survival after cancer."
Jeffrey Hasham, Chief Executive Officer of PROSHRED® Security, commented, "We at PROSHRED® are extremely privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the crucial research conducted by AICR. Over the last 30 years AICR's work has led to increased awareness between diet, exercise and the prevention of many cancers. It is our hope that our collective efforts will raise awareness and money for the work AICR conducts. We are equally thrilled to partner with LIVESTRONG at YMCA to join forces and encourage physical activity to all effected by cancer. We hope to see everyone on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at our Shred Event, together we can Shred Cancer."
First held in 2014 on National Cancer Survivors Day, past events have contributed over $130,000 to cancer research.
Event Date: Saturday September 22, 2018Event Location: 45 Post Office Park, Wilbraham, MA 01095, USATiming: 10am to 1pm
Online Donations: https://www.proshred.com/springfield/events/shredding-event-shred-cancer-proshred-springfield/
About PROSHRED® SecurityRedishred Capital Corp. is the owner of the PROSHRED® trademarks, systems and intellectual property in the United States. PROSHRED® shreds and recycles confidential information and proprietary materials for thousands of customers in the United States in all industry sectors. PROSHRED® is a pioneer in the mobile document destruction and recycling industry and has the ISO 9001:2015 certification. It is PROSHRED®'s vision to be the 'system of choice' and provide shredding and recycling services on a global basis. Today, PROSHRED® services over 40 U.S. markets in the United States. For more information, please visit, http://www.proshred.com
About AICROur Vision: We want to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer.Our Mission: The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.
We have contributed over $107 million for innovative research conducted at universities, hospitals and research centers across the country. Find evidence-based tools and information for lowering cancer risk, including AICR's Recommendation for Cancer Prevention, at http://www.aicr.org
About LIVESTRONG at the YMCALIVESTRONG at the YMCA Cancer Survivor Program provides a safe and supportive environment to assist those in remission and those living with cancer and is dedicated to increasing the quality of life for participants safely. While in the program our staff, trained in cancer rehabilitation, help participants focus on building muscle mass and general strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, developing functional abilities, and improving confidence and self-esteem. Since 2010, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has celebrated more than 500 graduates and relies on the generosity of donors and fundraising activities to offer this program at no charge. Program participants receive a membership at no cost and a life-long discount following graduation. For more information, contact Dawn Lapierre at dlapierre(at)springfieldy.org.
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