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See our pink trucks at the Breast Cancer Ride

August 4, 2010

You’ve probably heard of breast cancer walks to support research and treatment, but did you know that Minnesota has a breast cancer bike ride?

Now in its third year, the Hartford Breast Cancer Ride is this weekend Saturday, Aug. 7 and Sunday, Aug. 8. About 250 bicyclists will ride 110 miles to 160 miles to benefit Open Arms of MN & Susan G. Komen for the Cure® MN Affiliate.

Again this year, our Warners’ Stellian pink trucks will haul all the pit stop equipment and supplies for the Breast Cancer ride. Outside sales rep Bob Seagren, who’s been involved in the ride for the past two years, recruited Fran Stage from our receiving department and Rick Belde from our warehouse to help drive the trucks and load and unload supplies.

Warners' Stellian outside sales rep Bob Seagren (right) poses with his friend during a rare break hauling pit stop supplies for the 2009 Breast Cancer Ride.

I love getting messages from people surprised or excited to see our pink trucks driving around town. They actually do make deliveries, and for each delivery, Warners’ Stellian donates $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® MN Affiliate.

So those who purchase appliances from Warners’ Stellian will be supporting critical breast cancer research, education, screening, preliminary treatment and awareness programs through a portion of their delivery cost. Pretty cool, huh?

Since December 2008, the two eye-catching pink trucks have made approximately 7,600 deliveries, spreading their message of hope over miles of Minnesota  roadways and gaining exposure by traveling to events like the Breast Cancer Ride.

Thanks to all those who participate in this great cause! We’re especially proud of the personal involvement of our employees.


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