PhoneSmart’s Self Storage Call Center Raises Rentals for Kure It Cancer Research

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PhoneSmart pledged Kure It kidney cancer research 25 cents for every reservation that it took for the month of August.

"PhoneSmart has historically led the way for the self storage industry's support of Kure It," says Founder Barry Hoeven.

PhoneSmart, an off-site sales and reservation center answering self storage rental inquiries for more than 100 client companies and more than 800 individual properties in the United States, Canada and Mexico, announced today the results of a month-long donation drive to benefit Kure It, a leading voice in kidney cancer awareness and research.

In recognition of Kure It having passed the one million dollar mark in funds raised for kidney cancer research and PhoneSmart rapidly approaching the one million mark in lead reservations written, PhoneSmart pledged to donate 25 cents for each reservation the company booked for any one of its more than 100 client companies and 800 individual properties during the month of August. With 6,315 booked reservations for the month, PhoneSmart today announced a donation of $1,578.75 for Kure It.

“PhoneSmart has historically led the way for the self storage industry’s support of Kure It,” said Kure It founder Barry Hoeven. “They never miss an opportunity to promote our mission to their clients and colleagues, and the donation drive is another example of their commitment to giving back. By raising over $1,500, one quarter at a time, they have demonstrated that every penny counts in the fight against cancer.”

For more information on how you can help Kure It in its mission to provide funding for innovation kidney cancer research, please visit To learn more about PhoneSmart and their services, please visit

About PhoneSmart
PhoneSmart was founded in the fall of 2000 to serve its parent company, StorageMart and to offer off-site sales support to other companies in the self storage and property management industries. PhoneSmart has become an experienced sales support and training company, bringing improved results to hundreds of client companies. PhoneSmart is constantly seeking ways to improve customer contact as well as sales and service results. Consequently, PhoneSmart clients benefit from being represented and trained by top-notch sales people.

About Kure It
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.

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