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For Immediate Release: April 11, 2017
AICR Contact: communications@aicr.org

Annual "Shred Cancer" Event Aims to Raise $50,000 for Cancer Prevention Research

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and PROSHRED® Security (Proshred) will host their fourth annual, nationwide “Shred Cancer” event on Saturday, June 3.  Community members are invited to bring their personal documents to be securely shredded while raising funds for cancer research around prevention.

The event will be held throughout the country: 28 Proshred locations are expected to participate. Event times will vary by location.

Individuals may bring up to five boxes of documents to one of PROSHRED® Security's on-site shredding trucks to safely and securely dispose of unwanted personal documents. 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.  Several locations will host additional events and raffles. KIND will generously donate snacks to the Northern Virginia and Baltimore area events. 

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 makes a significant impact on the health of millions of Americans.”

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 35 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 across the ProShred system will raise awareness and money for the work AICR conducts. We hope to see everyone on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at our Nationwide Shred Event, together we can Shred Cancer."

First held in 2014 on National Cancer Survivors Day, past events have contributed over $100,000 to cancer research. This year AICR and PROSHRED® Security have set a goal to raise $50,000 for research.



Event locations and other details are available at https://www.crowdrise.org/shredcancernationwide.



About PROSHRED® Security

Redishred 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 30 U.S. markets in the United States, and has a total of 36 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit, www.proshred.com.


About AICR

Our 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 $105 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 www.aicr.org.

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