RIPON, Wis. - (Dec. 4, 2014) - Speed
Queen®, a leading manufacturer of home laundry equipment, today
announced it has raised $20,330 to support breast cancer research
and awareness as a result of a two-month partnership with the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation® (BCRF) and the sale of limited-edition
washers and dryers.
"In this second year of our partnership with BCRF surrounding
Breast Cancer Awareness month, we set our fundraising goal even
higher," said Jay McDonald, Vice President of North American Home
Laundry Sales for Alliance Laundry Systems. "With the help of our
distributors, independent retailers and customers, we are pleased
to donate nearly $4,000 more this year to an organization that is
committed to finding a cure for the disease."
Speed Queen has raised
$20,330 to support breast cancer research and awareness as a result
of its second annual partnership with the Breast Cancer Research
In 2013, Speed Queen raised $16,500 for BCRF through the sale of
a pink-accented washer or dryer over the course of two months. This
year, Speed Queen once again partnered with BCRF between September
15 and November 15, donating $20 from every limited-edition machine
sold to the Foundation and ultimately raising $20,330. The
exclusive machines were available at select independent retailers
across the country.
"We wouldn't be able to support our more than 220
researchers working to prevent and cure breast cancer without the
donations from partners like Speed Queen," said Myra Biblowit,
president and CEO of BCRF. "We have made great progress towards our
goal of making the end of breast cancer a reality, and for that we
For more information about Speed Queen's machines or about
the company's philanthropic initiative, please visit SpeedQueen.com/home or call
For more information regarding The Breast Cancer Research
Foundation and how to join the fight against breast cancer, please
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About Speed Queen
Speed Queen offers innovative, reliable and
energy-efficient washers and dryers for home laundry use. For
over 100 years, Speed Queen has dedicated itself to providing
consumers with durable, commercial-grade home laundry machines that
deliver a superior wash result. Speed Queen washers and dryers are
manufactured in Ripon, Wis. where its parent company, Alliance
Laundry Systems is based. Alliance is a leading global
manufacturer of laundry products for the commercial and home
markets. To learn more, visit SpeedQueen.com/Home.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances
the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer in
our lifetime. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised
more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology,
genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis. This
year, they invested $45 million in the work of more than 200
researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents.
By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public
awareness, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally
responsible charities. They are the only breast cancer
organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and have been
awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 12 times since 2002.
To learn more, visit bcrfcure.org.