With a customer base that primarily consists of women, Ron Bandyk, owner of the Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland, knew he wanted to do something in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. After discussing ways franchisees could “give back” to their communities at the Grout Medic Annual Meeting last summer, Bandyk presented the idea for a companywide fundraising campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Bandyk knows well the importance of research in finding a cure for breast cancer as his sister-in-law was diagnosed with the disease.
For every job booked in October, participating Grout Medic franchises will contribute $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF). BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country, having earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator (out of four stars) for the eleventh time since 2002. Currently, $0.91 of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed toward breast cancer research and awareness programs.
For the month of October, Bandyk and his Grout Medic team will also be wearing special pink shirts to further highlight their efforts and aid in raising awareness. “This is an important issue that impacts so many,” says Bandyk. ”Almost everyone knows of a family member, friend, or coworker who has been touched by this disease. Over the past several years, efforts to raise awareness have been gaining steam and statistics show that survival rates are improving. These improvements are believed to be the result of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as improved treatment resulting from additional research. We hope to, in some small way, further this effort.”
The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland is taking fundraising a step further by offering customers the option of taking a 5 percent discount off the cost of each job booked. The Grout Medic will match that 5 percent with an additional contribution of 5 percent to the BCRF (maximum of $50). This offer from the Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland is good from now through the end of October.
About The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland
Servicing the area for over 17 years as a leader in the tile, grout and natural stone restoration market, The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland uses the latest processes, products and equipment available to bring your tile & grout and tile back to life! To schedule a FREE ESTIMATE, in the western suburbs call (630) 665-GROUT (4768) or in the southwest suburbs call (708) 593-GROUT (4768). Or for more information, contact Ron Bandyk, Owner of The Grout Medic of West/Southwest Chicagoland, at 708-203-0394, or via email at RBandyk@TheGroutMedic.com.
About Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) has raised more than $450 million to advance the most promising breast cancer research worldwide that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. As of October 2013, BCRF will have committed $45 million to support the work of more than 200 researchers at major medical institutions across 12 countries, including the US. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. For the eleventh time since 2002, it has earned 4 stars from Charity Navigator. Additionally, BCRF is the only breast cancer organization rated an “A+” by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.