RIPON, Wis.-(Sept. 15, 2014) - Speed
Queen®, a leading manufacturer of home laundry equipment, today
announced its second annual partnership with the Breast Cancer
Research Foundation® (BCRF) in support of breast cancer
awareness and research surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness Month in
October. A portion of proceeds from the sale of a limited-edition
washer and dryer pair, available at select independent retailers
across the country, will benefit BCRF.
"Speed Queen is proud to partner once again with the Breast
Cancer Research Foundation, where 91 cents of every dollar spent
supports breast cancer research and public awareness," said Jay
McDonald, Vice President of North American Home Laundry Sales for
Alliance Laundry Systems. "We are honored to contribute to the many
BCRF programs that are truly making a difference and saving
Between September 15 and November 15, Speed Queen will donate
$20 from every limited-edition washer or dryer sold to the
Foundation. The exclusive pink-accented machines are available at
select independent retailers across the country, and have been
built to the same commercial standard of durability that
laundromats and on-premises laundry facilities have relied on for
more than 100 years.
"We received such strong support of our partnership last year
from our distributors, retailers and customers; there was no
question we would continue it in 2014-and set our fundraising goals
even higher," added McDonald.
In 2013, Speed Queen set out to raise $10,000 for BCRF and
ultimately donated $16,500. This year, the manufacturer has
committed to donating a minimum of $20,000.
Already more than $2,500 has been raised for BCRF on behalf of
Doolittle Distributing, Inc., a Speed Queen distributor
headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.
"This cause is very important to us. It's hard to find someone
who has not been personally affected by breast cancer, and our
employees are no exception," said Jack Doolittle, President. "It
doesn't matter how big or small the donation-if we all pitch in
progress will be made."
"BCRF is grateful for the continued partnership and support from
Speed Queen, its distributors and its customers during such a
crucial time for generating funds toward breast cancer research,"
said Myra Biblowit, president and CEO of BCRF. "It's thanks to
altruistic brands like Speed Queen that BCRF can continue to
fulfill its life-saving mission."
To locate a participating dealer, find more information about
Speed Queen's new limited-edition washer and dryer pairs, and for
more information on how to donate, please visit SpeedQueen.com/cure.
For more information regarding The Breast Cancer Research
Foundation and how to join the fight against breast cancer, please
Media contact: Marit Harm, 414-292-0217, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.