Greenough CEO, Sandy Cassanelli, said “We decided to start this fundraiser because our friends and family have been touched by this disease so many times that we felt compelled to get involved.
West Springfield, MA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
The Big E is an annual, 17-day fair held at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA. Like many businesses near The Big E grounds, Greenough Packaging & Maintenance Supplies (Greenough), opened up their parking lot to help accommodate the more than 1.25 million visitors that descend upon the city for the event.
This year, Greenough decided to donate $1 per parked car during the fair, to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Greenough's CEO, Sandy Cassanelli, said “We decided to start this fundraiser because I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this year, and our friends and family have been touched by this disease so many times that we felt compelled to get involved.
Big E patrons who parked in the lot were so moved by both the cause and Greenough’s gesture, that they made additional donations above and beyond Greenough’s $1 contribution. In addition, numerous Big E patrons, who did not park in the lot, handed the lot attendants donations after they read the sign as they walked by to the fair grounds.
In total, Greenough collected and donated $1,700 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation within the 17 day period.
Ms. Cassanelli added, “We choose the Breast Cancer Research Fund because we liked the idea that 91 cents of every dollar is spent on breast cancer research and awareness programs.” In addition, she noted that “Everyone here was touched by the level of concern and participation by fairgoers who were just walking by and who felt so moved that they made a donation.”
Greenough Packaging and Maintenance Supplies Inc. is a distributor of shipping, safety, break room, janitorial, cleaning and facility maintenance supplies. We also concentrate on sustainable “green” products as alternatives to traditional supply items in the janitorial, cleaning, packaging and shipping supply product categories.
Greenough serves customers from a broad range of markets throughout the United States including: manufacturing, education, property management, retail, medical, food processing, fulfillment, commercial cleaning and distribution. In addition, we provide custom packaging and food packaging solutions. We have in-depth knowledge of the products we provide, the applications they are used for and the best vendors that supply those products at the most cost effective prices.
Greenough is Certified as a Woman-Owned Business Enterprise by the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office of the Commonwealth's Operational Services Division.
About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation was founded by Evelyn Lauder. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $450 million to support clinical and translational research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. In October 2013, BCRF announced new grants of $45 million to more than 200 scientists from top universities and academic medical centers across the globe.