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For Immediate Release: March 28, 2016
AICR Contact: 800-843-8114 or

Annual "Shred Cancer" Event Aims to Raise $75,000 for Vital Cancer Research

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and PROSHRED® Security (“Proshred”) will host their third annual, nationwide “Shred Cancer” event on Saturday, June 4.  Community members are invited to bring their personal documents which will be securely shred while raising funds for cancer research and awareness around cancer prevention.

The event will be held at 26 Proshred locations throughout the country from 8am – 11am, local time.

Individuals may bring up to five boxes of documents to one of PROSHRED® Security's on-site shredding trucks to safely and securely dispose of unwanted personal documents. The event is free to attend and a suggested donation of $5 per box will go directly towards funding AICR’s cancer research program.

Participants will receive cancer-prevention recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and other materials from AICR as part of their education outreach program.

"AICR has been supporting innovative cancer research for over 30 years,” said AICR Senior Vice President of Development Mary Beth Healy, “The funds raised by PROSHRED® Security and the Shred Cancer events will help us to continue those efforts.”

Mr.  Jeffrey Hasham, the Chief Executive Officer of PROSHRED®  Security commented, “The work AICR does is very near and dear to the Proshred family. We believe that the research AICR sponsors makes a difference in the prevention of this disease.  It is our hope that through the efforts of our franchisees and employees that we can eventually Shred Cancer.”

First held in 2014 on National Cancer Survivors Day, past events have contributed nearly $100,000 to cancer research. This year AICR and PROSHRED® Security have set a goal to raise $75,000 for research.

Specific event locations and other details are available at

About PROSHRED® Security

Redishred Capital Corp. is the owner of the PROSHRED® trademarks, systems and intellectual property in the United States. PROSHRED® shreds and recycles confidential information and proprietary materials for thousands of customers in the United States in all industry sectors. PROSHRED® is a pioneer in the mobile document destruction and recycling industry and has the ISO 9001:2015 certification. It is PROSHRED®’s vision to be the ‘system of choice’ and provide shredding and recycling services on a global basis.

Today, Proshred services over 30 U.S. markets in the United States, and has a total of 36 locations worldwide. For more information, please visit,

About AICR

Our Vision: We want to live in a world where no one develops a preventable cancer.

Our Mission: The American Institute for Cancer Research champions the latest and most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer prevention and survival through diet, weight and physical activity, so that we can help people make informed lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk.

We have contributed over $105 million for innovative research conducted at universities, hospitals and research centers across the country. Find evidence-based tools and information for lowering cancer risk, including AICR’s Recommendation for Cancer Prevention, at

Published on 03/28/2016

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