Columbia, MO (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
StorageMart was pleased to announce today a donation of $1,000 to Kure-It Cancer Research.
At the beginning of August, StorageMart Gives posted a challenge to its Facebook community, promising a donation of $1 for every like and share (up to 1,000) generated by a posted image of the Kure-It logo. The goal was reached with more than a week’s time to spare.
“Thank you for showing your support for our support of kidney cancer research,” said StorageMart spokesman Tron Jordheim, speaking to the StorageMart Facebook community. “We really admire Kure-It founder Barry Hoeven for his vision and efforts to help fund research for cancers that don't get as much publicity. Thanks again to all of you for helping make this donation happen.”
For more information on how you can help Kure-It in its mission to provide funding for innovation kidney cancer research, please visit http://www.kureit.org.
Headquartered in Columbia, Missouri, StorageMart is a full-service, self-storage company with more than 130 locations across the United States and Canada. StorageMart Gives is the charitable arm of the company, striving to identify partner organizations in each of the company’s home markets. For more information, please visit http://www.storage-mart.com.
The idea to establish Kure It came after Barry Hoeven was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 1998 while on a family vacation. Very soon after diagnosis, Barry began to compile information about his cancer including speaking with prominent specialists in the field. He recognized early on that there is a grave disconnect between the amount of people afflicted with kidney cancer and the amount of funding and research being conducted to find a cure. It became clear to him that more research needed to be done.
In April of 2007, Barry partnered with City of Hope to create a fund called Kure It! Kidney Cancer Research Fund, which raised over $400,000 with the help of friends, family and colleagues. In January 2010, all involved determined the time had come to establish Kure It, Inc. as an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; allowing for a broader range of opportunities resulting in a greater impact.
Kure It’s goal is to be the leader in granting funds to kidney and other cancer researchers conducting innovative research projects to better treat and ultimately cure kidney and other orphan cancers.