October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the self storage industry is showing its solidarity and support for the brave women and men who are battling the disease. Industries all across the board have been showing support – from the pink cleats of football players to the pink ribbons many universities have used in social media icons. Saturday, October 18, 2013, hundreds of supporters gathered in South Florida to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and members of the self storage were present.
CheapStorageUnit.com participated in the race held in Bayfront Park, Miami. The workers of the new self storage aggregator came out donned in pink gear ready to walk in support of finding a cure for breast cancer, which has affected thousands of people all over the world. The race started off at 8 a.m. and gave persons the option of walking as well.
CEO and founder of OMGStorage.com, Victor Dante, made the decision to have his team participate in the event in order to assist with bringing awareness to such an important issue. “The more we each do our part, the faster we can help to eventually make the step towards finding a cure and we’re happy to help support the company we live in,” he said. With so many people being affected by the different types of cancer, it is always good to learn how care-takers and families can support their loved ones in these trying times.
Other companies in the self storage industry have been helping with the road to finding a cure in other ways. Bolsa Chica Self Storage in Westminister, CA has doubled its donation to the Susan G. Komen foundation, which helps to provide education, treatment and screening to underprivileged women and promote breast cancer awareness across the globe. In September, Store Self Storage and Wine Storage in Boca Raton, Florida, held a fundraiser called Give Cancer the Boot. Guests donated $5 and were treated to good music, food and line dancing lessons.
While breast cancer research requires funds, there are other ways to contribute to the fight for the cure by spreading awareness. Westy Self Storage in Port Chester, New York, has donated storage space to the Breast Cancer Alliance and Eau Gallie Self Storage in Melbourne, Florida, will be hosting a Halloween-themed party and donating the proceeds to breast cancer awareness and research.