The Grout Medic announces fundraising drive in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Contact: Ron Bandyk, The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS—For the third consecutive year, The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland is leading a national campaign to raise both awareness and funding for breast cancer research. Ron Bandyk, owner of The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland, helped lead the inaugural effort in 2013 and The Grout Medic has raised over $4,800 for breast cancer research over the last two years. When asked about this year’s effort, Bandyk said “We’re happy that in this, our third year, we have the largest group participating yet. More participation will provide more opportunities to bring awareness to this issue while allowing us to raise even more money for this worthwhile cause”.
For the month of October, Bandyk and his Grout Medic collogues around the country will be wearing special pink shirts to further highlight their efforts and aid in raising awareness. ” Over the past several years, efforts to raise awareness have been gaining steam and statistics show that survival rates are improving. Almost everyone knows of a family member, friend, or coworker who has been touched by this disease. 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 are happy to, in some small way, further this effort.”
For every job booked in October, participating Grout Medic franchises will contribute $5 or more to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the country. It has earned an “A+” rating from Charity Watch and is the only breast cancer organization to receive this accolade. BCRF also has been recognized by Charity Navigator with its highest rating of 4 stars 13 times since 2002. Currently, $0.91 of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed toward breast cancer research and awareness programs.
About The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland
Servicing the area for over 19 years as a leader in the tile, grout and natural stone restoration market, The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland uses the latest processes, products and equipment available to bring your tile & grout and tile back to life! To schedule a FREE ESTIMATE, in the western suburbs call (630) 665-GROUT (4768) or in the southwest suburbs call (708) 593-GROUT (4768). Or for more information, contact Ron Bandyk, Owner of The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland, at RBandyk@TheGroutMedic.com.
About Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) is committed to bringing an end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In 2015-2016, BCRF will award $48.5 million in annual grants to over 240 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.