Speed Queen® Announces Results of Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser


RIPON, Wis. - (Dec. 4, 2014) - Speed Queen®, a leading manufacturer of home laundry equipment, today announced it has raised $20,330 to support breast cancer research and awareness as a result of a two-month partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF) and the sale of limited-edition washers and dryers.

"In this second year of our partnership with BCRF surrounding Breast Cancer Awareness month, we set our fundraising goal even higher," said Jay McDonald, Vice President of North American Home Laundry Sales for Alliance Laundry Systems. "With the help of our distributors, independent retailers and customers, we are pleased to donate nearly $4,000 more this year to an organization that is committed to finding a cure for the disease."



Speed Queen has raised $20,330 to support breast cancer research and awareness as a result of its second annual partnership with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

In 2013, Speed Queen raised $16,500 for BCRF through the sale of a pink-accented washer or dryer over the course of two months. This year, Speed Queen once again partnered with BCRF between September 15 and November 15, donating $20 from every limited-edition machine sold to the Foundation and ultimately raising $20,330. The exclusive machines were available at select independent retailers across the country.

"We wouldn't be able to support our more than 220 researchers working to prevent and cure breast cancer without the donations from partners like Speed Queen," said Myra Biblowit, president and CEO of BCRF. "We have made great progress towards our goal of making the end of breast cancer a reality, and for that we are thankful."

For more information about Speed Queen's machines or about the company's philanthropic initiative, please visit SpeedQueen.com/home or call 800.552.5475.

For more information regarding The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and how to join the fight against breast cancer, please visit bcrfcure.org.

Media contact: Marit Harm, 414-292-0217, mharm@n-s.com.

About Speed Queen

Speed Queen offers innovative, reliable and energy-efficient washers and dryers for home laundry use.  For over 100 years, Speed Queen has dedicated itself to providing consumers with durable, commercial-grade home laundry machines that deliver a superior wash result. Speed Queen washers and dryers are manufactured in Ripon, Wis. where its parent company, Alliance Laundry Systems is based.  Alliance is a leading global manufacturer of laundry products for the commercial and home markets. To learn more, visit SpeedQueen.com/Home.

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) advances the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer in our lifetime. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF has raised more than $500 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship and metastasis. This year, they invested $45 million in the work of more than 200 researchers at leading medical institutions across six continents. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible charities. They are the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and have been awarded a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 12 times since 2002. To learn more, visit bcrfcure.org.

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