November 12, 2013, Joliet, IL – All American Recycling, a Joliet-based recycling and waste-management company raised over $2,000 during their 1st Annual Save the Cans campaign. During the month of October, All American Recycling asked the community to bring aluminum cans to the facility and in turn it would donate 5% of the proceeds to breast cancer research. In total, $2072.00 was donated to the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.
According to the National Cancer Institute, in 2013, over 234,000 new breast cancer cases will be diagnosed and almost 40,000 people will die from breast cancer related causes. “It’s important to our company to give back in some way,” said Pat Lamorte, Operations Manager at All American Recycling. “After we announced the campaign, it was really inspiring to see how the community supported the cause and went above and beyond toallow us to do just that.”
Because it was so well received, the Save the Cans campaign will now be an annual event for All American Recycling each October. For more information on the Save the Canscampaign, visit www.scrapcancer.com.
In 2013, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer and 39,620 breast cancer deaths. Help us raise money for breast cancer research by simply scrapping your aluminum cans during the month of October. 5% of aluminum can sales from the month of October will be donated to breast cancer research. We are very excited about this opportunity to raise awareness and all you have to do is….save the cans!