Local cleaner goes pink for breast cancer awareness month
Sep 29, 2011
AristoCraft is a dry cleaner that supplies various places around New England, and customers can expect pink hangers and plastic when their clothing is returned to them, according to The Avon News.
"Every October we sell plastic bags, hangers and a variety of other products in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month," Rick Ross, the owner of the company, told the news source. "The program was designed to show consumers that their local dry cleaner cares about more than just their wardrobe, they care about them as people."
This isn't the only cause that they raise money for, as they have also donated $20 for every wedding dress that they have cleaned to the University of Connecticut Children's Cancer Fund, the media outlet reports.
According to American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, following only lung cancer. However, the fatality rate has been decreasing since 1990 due to advancements in breast cancer health news and research. There are currently 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.