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Annual "Shred Cancer" Event to Raise $55,000 for Cancer Prevention Research

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- PROSHRED® Security (PROSHRED®) will be celebrating the seventh anniversary for their annual nationwide "Shred Cancer" event on Saturday October 10, 2020 in partnership with The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). Community members are invited to bring their personal information to be securely shred while raising funds for cancer research.

The event will be held throughout the country at 28 Proshred locations. Event times will vary by location. To view event locations and timings, visit http://www.proshred.com/shred-events/
Individuals may bring boxes of documents or multi-media to one of PROSHRED®'s on-site shredding trucks to safely and securely dispose of unwanted personal information. The event is free to attend and a suggested donation of $5 per box will go directly towards funding AICR's cancer research and education programs. Several locations will host additional events and raffles.    

"Cancer is an indiscriminate disease. Directly or indirectly, it touches everyone. AICR has taken the latest research and made 10 Cancer Prevention Recommendations to help people live healthier lives. We are committed to putting what we know about cancer prevention into action and give people the resources to make healthy choices and help prevent nearly half of all cancer diagnoses," said Jennifer Mercer, AICR's Senior Vice President of Development. "AICR's partnership with Jeffrey and the entire PROSHRED® community has been crucial to funding our research and has made an impact on the health of millions of Americans."

Jeffrey Hasham, Chief Executive Officer of PROSHRED®, commented, "The first week of June is a special time for us at PROSHRED® as our locations come together to hold paper shredding events in their local communities to contribute to the work AICR does. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have moved our events to the fall of 2020, in most locations that will be October 10, 2020. During this time, we hope to continue to raise awareness and support AICR through online engagement. We hope to see everyone on October 10 to celebrate our 7th annual nationwide event. Together, we can Shred Cancer."

Started in 2014 on National Cancer Survivors' Day, PROSHRED® has contributed over $200,000 to cancer research. This year AICR and Proshred have set a goal to raise $55,000.

About PROSHRED® Security

PROSHRED® shreds and recycles confidential information and proprietary materials for thousands of customers in the United States in all industry sectors. PROSHRED® is the pioneer of the mobile document destruction and is both ISO 9001 and NAID AAA certified.

It is PROSHRED®'s vision to be the 'system of choice' and provider of shredding and recycling services on a global basis. Today, PROSHRED® services over 30 U.S. markets in the United States and has a total of 36 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit, https://www.proshred.com

About the American Institute for Cancer Research

Our vision: We want to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer.

Our mission: The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

We have contributed over $109 million for innovative research conducted at universities, hospital and research centers across the country. Find evidence-based tools and information for lowering cancer risk, including AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations, at aicr.org.



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