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April 17, 2017

Annual “Shred Cancer” Event Aims to Raise $50,000 for Cancer Prevention Research

Together, Let’s Shred Cancer!

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and PROSHRED® Security will host their fourth annual, nationwide “Shred Cancer” event on Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Community members are invited to bring their personal documents to be securely shredded while raising funds for cancer research around prevention.

Individuals may bring up to five boxes of documents to one of PROSHRED® Security’s on-site shredding trucks to safely and securely dispose of unwanted personal documents. 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. KIND will generously donate snacks to the Northern Virginia and Baltimore area events.

“Generous support from millions of individual Americans—and not government or industry grants—have allowed AICR to fund emerging research and to continue our programs for educating the public about what practical steps we all can take every day to live in a world with less cancer,” said AICR Senior Vice President of Development Mary Beth Healy, “The funds raised by the PROSHRED® community makes a significant impact on the health of millions of Americans.”

Jeffrey Hasham, Chief Executive Officer of PROSHRED® Security, commented, “We at PROSHRED® are extremely privileged to have the opportunity to contribute to the crucial research conducted by AICR.  Over the last 35 years AICR’s work has led to increased awareness between diet, exercise and the prevention of many cancers.  It is our hope that our collective efforts across the PROSHRED® system will raise awareness and money for the work AICR conducts. We hope to see everyone on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at our Nationwide Shred Event, together we can Shred Cancer.”

First held in 2014 on National Cancer Survivors Day, past events have contributed over $100,000 to cancer research. This year AICR and PROSHRED® Security have set a goal to raise $50,000 for research.


About PROSHRED® Security

PROSHRED® Security is a customer service and security focused shredding company, providing the most secure on-site document shredding and recycling services. PROSHRED® Security services 40 major markets in 9 countries using their 116 trucks, and with an environmental impact equaling over 5 million trees saved, PROSHRED® Security consolidates its position as one of the market leaders in the sustainable privacy protection sector.

As a locally owned and nationally operated mobile shredding network, PROSHRED® combines unparalleled customer service with absolute document security for business, home office, and residential customers.


About AICR

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 $105 million for innovative research conducted at universities, hospitals and research centers across the country. Find evidence-based tools and information for lowering cancer risk, including AICR’s Recommendation for Cancer Prevention, at www.aicr.org

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