Simply Waterproof Donating to Support Knight Cancer Challenge and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

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SIMPLYWATERPROOF.COM to donate 20% of their online sales to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.

As individuals the fight against disease is overwhelming, but collectively, we can do amazing things.

Simply Waterproof ( will be donating 20% of all online sales to the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), which counts toward the $1 billion Knight Cancer Challenge fundraising campaign to end cancer as we know it.

“We are very excited to help OHSU reach this monumental goal and support the work of the Knight Cancer Institute,” said Steve Barrow, Director of Sales & Marketing for Simply Waterproof. “It’s rare to meet someone who hasn’t either dealt with cancer directly or has known of someone who has. Disease does not discriminate. Disease does not adhere to or even acknowledge political, economic or social boundaries. As individuals the fight against disease is overwhelming, but collectively, we can do amazing things. We are thrilled by the progress and work of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.”
Oregon Health & Science University revolutionized cancer treatment once and is poised to do it again by taking on the biggest unmet need in cancer care today: foolproof ways to detect lethal cancers early. OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute has launched an unprecedented $1 billion fundraising campaign to transform early detection and save countless lives.

The $1 billion Knight Cancer Challenge was launched in 2013 after Nike Co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny, pledged $500 million for cancer research if OHSU raised an equal amount by February 2016. The $1 billion campaign will support the recruitment of about 200 to 300 top researchers and clinicians. The researchers focused on early cancer detection will be led by about 20 to 30 of the world’s leaders in the field who will collaborate on improving methods to identify cancer at its earliest and most curable stages. These recruits will help move the most promising new detection methods and treatments from the laboratory to clinical trials as quickly as possible.

About Simply Waterproof
Simply Waterproof, based in San Diego, CA is now releasing to the general public and retail world their complete line of sleeves for phones, tablets, and laptops. Previously, these products were only available online. These sleeves are made in the USA and - you guessed it - simple and waterproof. They fit like a glove and allow you to use your device while in the sleeve.

“Most luggage, purses, and backpacks are not waterproof,” Says founder Martin Iwanowicz “and those that are usually are expensive and not very stylish. We wanted an affordable way to make any bag waterproof: not just water resistant – but actually submersible. You shouldn’t have to worry about the most valuable item in your bag every time it rains, and you shouldn’t have to sacrifice style or break the bank to do it.”

The company was founded after a long motorcycle ride in the rain, but most customers find a wide range of uses. The obvious are outdoor activities - as either a participant or spectator - such as fishing, hiking, snow sports, riding or boating, but that’s not all; travel, commuting by foot, bike or motorcycle or in work environments that are dirty or wet. Many students and their parents find the product useful, too. “I’ve had parents say they just bought their college freshman a $1,200 laptop, and after the first big rainstorm they get that dreaded call from their student asking for a new one. That’s when I hear from them.” said Iwanowicz “They want to protect their investment. The students like it too, since our line of products works with almost any electronic device and fits in almost any bag. Usually their only wish is that they found us sooner.” For that very reason, you’ll be seeing Simply Waterproof popping up in college campus stores and on local retailer shelves soon. After all, the best time to protect your device is before you need it.

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