Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
During the auction, participants enjoyed bidding on a variety of items, which included Tampa Bay Buccaneers tickets with hotel accommodations and dinner from Bader Company, and golf packages donated by Marcus & Millichap. Industry related products and services included two days of “Rent an Executive” with Tron Jordheim.
Thanks to the generous support of FSSA members, volunteers, and event participants, the auction raised $1,333 for Kure It.
Other companies supporting the auction were Premier Commercial, with a large format bottle of wine, Chateau Products, MiniCo, PhoneSmart, SiteLink, NAI Tampa, Storage Clicks, Sure Check, and DJJ, who donated items, products and services for bid. The range of items generated great interest from the audience of self storage owners and developers attending the retreat.
The FSSA partnered with Kure It Cancer Research in January of 2012 to promote Kure It’s mission to their members, which includes storage industry professionals throughout the state of Florida. The FSSA Executive Director Robert Bret stated, “On behalf of the FSSA Board Members, this is just the start. We discussed supporting many different projects but all agreed that we could do more good by focusing our efforts in supporting one worthy cause and after thorough and exhaustive research, we found that Kure It was the best way we could give back directly to a cause so near and dear to all of us.”
Since announcing a year ago that Kure It had reached the $1 million mark in funds raised for research, the five year old nonprofit has seen tremendous growth in support. The self storage industry has led the charge in raising funds. The industry’s commitment has allowed Kure It to award significant funding to top cancer research institutions, including City of Hope and Cedars Sinai. In 2012, Kure It is awarding two grants totaling $500,000 through a partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research; and $100,000 to the Oregon Health Science University Knight Cancer Institute.
Kure It Director Karen Jones stated, “The FSSA plays an important role in spreading awareness of Kure It's mission, and the critical need for funding of orphan cancer research. We couldn’t be more pleased with the partnership and the outcome of the auction.”