AccuShred, an information destruction and electronics recycling company headquartered in Toledo, has introduced “Shred Cancer”, an innovative program to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. Shred Cancer encourages AccuShred customers to display and use the company’s secure Pink Shred Bins throughout the year to hold their sensitive information waste, and make a donation for each bin AccuShred services. AccuShred will then match the customer’s contribution, with 100% of the money going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northwest Ohio Affiliate.
AccuShred is among the first information destruction companies in the country to utilize secure Pink Shred Bins – which are marked with the well-known American Cancer Society ribbon logo – and its Shred Cancer program is unique in the industry. AccuShred sales manager Jeff Green believes the Shred Cancer program, with its donation-matching feature, is a great example of how local companies can make a significant impact on their community. “Breast cancer has affected so many families in this community,” he said. “By getting a little creative and working together with our customers and the Komen organization, we’ll be able to make a meaningful and ongoing impact on their behalf.”
To launch its Shred Cancer campaign, AccuShred has acquired an inventory of Pink Shred Bins; established a special accounting and reporting system to ensure that all customer contributions areaccurately credited, matched and paid; and is actively discussing the program with its customers and prospective customers. The company hopes to raise even more money by making an additional contribution – above and beyond its matching offer – for any company that first becomes an AccuShred customer between July 18, 2011 and September 25, 2011, the date of the Komen Race for the Cure, the organization’s signature event that attracts nearly 20,000 participants.
Mary J. Westphal, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Northwest Ohio Affiliate thinks the Shred Cancer program is exciting news for the organization. “We’re thrilled that AccuShred has found such a visible way to support our cause in Northwest Ohio,” she said. “The more Pink Shred Bins we see at companies throughout the region, the more great things we can do to put an end to breast cancer.”
AccuShred (www.accushred.net) began operation in 2002 and was the area’s first AAA NAID-Certified information destruction firm. The company provides on-site and off-site document destruction service and is an EPA Approved vendor for electronic waste recycling. AccuShred is a subsidiary of the State Paper and Metal Company.
Area businesses interested in participating or learning more about the Shred Cancer program are encouraged to contact AccuShred toll-free at 800-747-3341 or 419-244-SHRED (7473), or via the company’s Shred Cancer website at www.shredcancer.com.