Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
US Storage Centers’ customers who participated in Kure It Cancer Research’s program ‘Round Up For Research’ raised $51,772 in 2012. This is a significant increase from the $38,117 raised in 2011. Kure It is a registered 501(c)(3) and was started by US Storage Centers’ founder Barry Hoeven in 2008 after battling cancer himself. “I came to find that my cancer was very rare and research for its cure or treatment was even rarer. So, I decided to do something about that and formed Kure It. Our objective is to find and fund the best cutting edge research programs for rare and underfunded cancers” said Barry Hoeven in a recent interview. “We are funding programs at world-class intuitions such Cedars Sinai, City of Hope and USC’s Norris Cancer Center. It’s a very exciting time and we’re seeing great strides taking place in cancer research.”
“US Storage Centers matches 100% of its customers’ donations through ‘Round Up For Research’ ” said VP Marketing Jason Lopez. “Our customers will round up their monthly rent by only $.50 and in turn we match that. Therefore, we will be donating an additional $51,772 which will total $103,544 going to cancer research. We truly have the best customers in the world and we can’t thank them enough for the difference they are making in the fight against cancer.”
Founded in 1985, Westport Properties is the parent company of US Storage Centers and owns and operates over 60 self storage facilities within 10 states. In addition WPI provides third party management services in over five states for individual owners and institutions. The company’s portfolio of owned and managed properties totals over 4,000,000 square feet. WPI is also affiliated with Storage Network Advantage (SNA) which provides independent storage operators solutions once only attainable by larger operators.