AccuShred’s “Shred Cancer” Program Raises Over $35,000 for Northwest Ohio Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Now in its third year, program making big impact on fight against breast cancer.

(Toledo, Ohio, October 30, 2013): AccuShred, an information destruction and electronics recycling company headquartered in Toledo, has announced that its “Shred Cancer” program has raised over $35,000 for Northwest Ohio Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure since its launch in August of 2011.

Shred Cancer is an innovative awareness and fundraising program that encourages AccuShred customers to display and use the company’s secure Pink Shred Bins for holding their sensitive information to be destroyed, and to make a donation for each bin AccuShred services. When they do so, AccuShred matches the customer’s contribution, with 100% of the money going to Northwest Ohio Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support local breast health programs and research.

“We began Shred Cancer to make an ongoing impact on behalf of the many families in our community that have been affected by breast cancer,” said Nate Segall, AccuShred president. “We have been extremely happy with the response from our customers.”

AccuShred was among the first information destruction companies in the country to utilize secure Pink Shred Bins and its Shred Cancer program is unique in the industry. “The pink bins are fun and offer an increased awareness for breast cancer at local businesses,” said Mary Westphal, Executive Director of Northwest Ohio Affiliate Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “We are grateful for this important partnership with AccuShred and all of the local businesses who support Komen when they participate in the AccuShred Shred Cancer program.”

At the recent Komen Race for the Cure, held September 29, 2013 in Toledo, Segall joined event emcee Chrys Peterson onstage to announce award winners and mention future plans for the program. “We really want to get more customers to participate in Shred Cancer and expand it to other parts of our service region,” he said. In addition to Northwest Ohio, the company serves customers throughout Southeast Michigan, particularly throughout Detroit and the Ann-Arbor-to-Lansing corridor.

About AccuShred

AccuShred (www.AccuShred.net) began operation in 2002 and was the area’s first AAA NAID-Certified information destruction firm. The company provides on-site and off-site document destruction service and is an EPA Approved vendor for electronic waste recycling. AccuShred is a subsidiary of the State Paper and Metal Company.

Area businesses interested in participating or learning more about the Shred Cancer program are encouraged to contact AccuShred toll-free at 800-747-3341 or 419-244-SHRED (7473), or via the company’s Shred Cancer website at www.shredcancer.com.