AVON, Ohio (September 30, 2011) – According to the American Cancer Society, after lung cancer, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.* So, for the third consecutive year, ShurTech Brands, LLC, marketers of the Duck® brand of duct tapes, packaging supplies and home products, is joining the fight to find a cure by contributing up to $100,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).
During the month of October, a portion of sales from select Duck Tape® brand duct tape and Duck® brand EZ Start® packaging tape products will be donated to help find a cure. BCRF will receive 10 cents from the purchase of each roll of Duck Tape® brand duct tape in Funky Flamingo®, EZ Start (clear) or EZ Start® Printed Packaging Tape in the new Zebra with a Cause pattern. Additionally, BCRF will receive 20 cents from the purchase of pink-packaged Duck brand Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning**, HP260™ packaging tape.
“The American Cancer Society has estimated that over 207,090 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected in women in the U.S. last year.* That statistic really hits home for many people and we look forward to continuing our support of BCRF. No matter the product, our hope is that everyone adds some pink to their shopping cart to lend their support and help organizations, like BCRF, come a little closer to finding a cure for breast cancer,” said Shelley Price, director of household/stationery products, ShurTech Brands, LLC.
The Duck brand Pink Program kicks off October 1, 2011, and lasts through Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Specially marked items will be packaged in pink and will feature the BCRF logo to indicate its association with the program.
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. In October 2010, BCRF awarded $33 million to 172 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs. With exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country. BCRF has received 4 stars from Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years, outperforming 99% of more than 5500 evaluated charities. Furthermore, the Foundation is consistently listed as an “A+” charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP). BCRF is the only breast cancer organization to receive AIP’s top accolade, and is currently the only cancer organization to hold this ranking. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
The Duck® brand, marketed by ShurTech Brands, LLC, offers an array of tapes, packaging supplies and home products that provide simple, imaginative and helpful solutions for a variety of tasks around the home, school and office. Visit DuckBrand.com for additional product information. And, keep up-to-date on Duck® brand news by following us on Twitter™ (@theduckbrand) and becoming our fan on Facebook® (facebook.com/theduckbrand).
ShurTech Brands, LLC, markets do-it-yourself tapes, office and housewares products under the Duck®, Painter’s Mate Green®, FrogTape®, Caremail®, Easy Liner® and Shurtape®brands. The company is a subsidiary of Shurtape Technologies, LLC, Hickory, N.C., an industry-leading producer of pressure sensitive masking, duct, packaging and specialty tape products, with facilities in the United States, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United Arab Emirates and China. Shurtape services numerous markets, including industrial, packaging, HVAC, professional paint, auto, marine, aerospace, arts and entertainment, and retail. Shurtape also manufactures and markets the Shurtape® and Kip® brands. Visit ShurTech.com for more information.
*American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2010
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