Springfield Plastics’ Drain for the Cure raises $54,000
November 22, 2016 By Springfield Plastics
The third annual Springfield Plastics Drain for the Cure campaign resulted in a donation of $54,000 for the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University in Springfield.
The Drain for the Cure campaign launched in 2014 in an effort to raise money for cancer research after employees, customers, family and friends with ties to Springfield Plastics were affected by cancer. This year’s donation topped previous totals ($22,665 in 2014 and $35,850 in 2015), far surpassing expectations.
“We could never have imagined that we would reach the total we did this year,” said Steve Baker, president of Springfield Plastics, in a press release. “It is with utmost gratitude that we thank all those who contributed. We are honored to be part of such an outstanding community that has come together to support this deserving cause.”
The Simmons Cancer Institute serves cancer patients by addressing their present and future cancer care needs through medical education, biomedical research, patient care and community service.
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