All Proceeds of Annual Shredding Event to Support Vital Cancer Research
WASHINGTON, DC — The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is once again teaming up with ProShred Security (“ProShred”) to host its second annual, nationwide Shred Cancer event. Community members are invited to shred their personal documents in order to raise funds for cancer research and increase awareness about cancer prevention.
The June 6 event is being held at 26 ProShred locations throughout the country from 8am – 11am, local time.
Individuals are welcome to bring up to five boxes of documents to one of ProShred’s on-site shredding trucks to safely and securely collect and dispose of unwanted personal documents. The event is free to attend; a suggested donation of $5 per box will go directly towards funding AICR’s cancer research program.
Participants will receive a goodie bag with cancer-prevention recipes and other materials.
“The funds raised by the Shred Cancer events will support vital cancer research. We are delighted to be working with ProShred to deliver life-saving messages about lowering cancer risk. The research has never been clearer: we can prevent many cancers. With ProShred’s help, we’ll show people how,” remarks AICR Vice President for Development, Heather Morgan.
ProShred Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Hasham adds, “Our first coast to coast Shred Cancer event to raise funds for this great organization was amazing. We had sunshine in every location and more crucially, we surpassed our collection goals. I cannot wait for June 6, 2015 where we can once again help to make a difference and hopefully one day Shred Cancer.”
First held in 2014 on National Cancer Survivors Day, last year’s event attracted over 6,000 attendees and raised more than $30,000 for research.