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Nanaimo auto glass companies donate to battle breast cancer

Apple Auto Glass, Broco Glass and Speedy Glass help raise $9,000 for Canadian Cancer Society
Representatives from Belron International, parent company of Speedy Glass, Broco Glass and Apple Auto Glass presented a cheque for $9,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society on Nov. 20. (Photo submitted)

Three auto glass businesses in Nanaimo combined their efforts to raise money this fall to support breast cancer causes.

Nanaimo’s Apple Auto Glass, Broco Glass and Speedy Glass helped raise $9,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society to support women battling breast cancer.

The money was raised through the Drive Pink Campaign, a partnership between Belron International, parent company of Apple Auto Glass, Broco Glass and Speedy Glass, and the Canadian Cancer Society. The fundraising took place throughout October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the results of the campaign were announced last week.

According to a press release, teams from 58 service centres across B.C. gathered contributions and donated $2 for every pair of Trico windshield wipers sold. Trico, the supplier for all three chains, agreed to match the $4,500 collected, boosting the total raised to $9,000.

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women. In past years the Canadian Cancer Society has invited vehicle service centres across the country to raise money for research and services that help women and their families cope with the disease and live their lives more fully, the release noted.

“In one way or another, we are all affected by breast cancer. For us, it is natural to contribute in any way we can to this cause that is close to our hearts,” said Fernando Pierri, Belron director of operations, in the press release.“Every year, we take pride and joy to contribute our own way to the breast cancer research, services, screening education and awareness work. This year, even though the campaign was held in a time of a pandemic, which is undoubtedly a more difficult time for many, we were happy to be able to surpass last year’s donation.”

The $9,000 cheque was presented virtually to the Canadian Cancer Society on Nov. 20.
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