Borden Presents Check To Fund Preclinical Trials and Cancer Research
Goshen, IN July 14, 2016 – Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc. and IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care celebrated their 5-year partnership today with a ceremony and a check presentation. The check, totaling almost $25,000, signifies the fifth year of donations from Borden and its customers.
In 2011 Borden Waste-Away pioneered an exclusive program where interested customers add $1.00 per month to their Borden bill as a donation. Borden matches the donations dollar for dollar. Each year all donations are given to the IU Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care to support forty-five active clinical trials, spanning breast, lung, colorectal, lymphoma, esophageal, head & neck, prostate, melanoma, multiple myeloma, pancreatic, and other cancers. Other programs include preclinical studies for early detection, cancer vaccinations and improved radiation oncology verification systems, as well as The Tissue Bank.
“Seeing firsthand the sheer impact that the generosity of Borden customers has made in the lives and health of local patients and their families renews our faith in this being an indispensable program", relates Chris Himes, President of Borden Waste-Away. "The awe-inspiring participation and support of this program by the community, doctors and hospitals reaffirms that the implementation of programs such as these is an integral part of successful research”
The breakdown of the past five years’ donations is below:
2012 - $19,502
2013 - $20,920
2014 - $25,992.78
2015 - $28,227
2016 - $24,652.46
Total - $119,294.24
To participate in Borden Waste-Away’s Trash Cancer Matching Fund program, simply call Borden’s Customer Support team at (800) 386-3313 ext. 570.
About IU Health Goshen Foundation:
Established in 2013, because of the changing healthcare world shifting from fee for service to population health, the IU Health Goshen Foundation mission is to inspire generosity, invite individuals and organizations to partner with IU Health Goshen to meet the needs of our community, and make the experience of giving transformational.
About Waste-Away Group, Ltd.
Waste-Away Group, Ltd. manages waste collection, transportation, and disposal, both to our state-of-the-art recycling facility and local landfills for residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Having served Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan for over 70 years, Waste-Away Group, Ltd. is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana. Its affiliate companies are Borden Waste-Away Service, Inc., providing residential waste and recycling removal, Himco Waste-Away Service, Inc., serving commercial and industrial customers for waste and recycling removal, Integra Certified Document Destruction LLC, providing safe, secure destruction of sensitive material and hard drives, and Recycling Works, Inc., the Materials Recovery Facility that sorts and ships recycling commodities to the world market for reuse. Together, these companies making up Waste-Away Group, provide innovative, environmentally sound solutions while maintaining a leading market share in its core business areas. For more information visit www.wasteawaygroup.com.