A Greek-American firm which has spent 50 years producing environmentally-friendly cleaning products has announced a year-long partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS).
From Sept. 1 through Oct. 31 this year, Earth Friendly Products will contribute $1 to ACS breast cancer programs and research for every 100-ounce or larger bottle of Ecos laundry detergent sold.
Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products, said: “Fighting to protect our health and the health of our planet has been the core of our mission for 50 years.
“We’ve all been affected by cancer in women in one way or another, whether it’s a mother, sister, or friend.
“I lost my own mother to breast cancer several years ago, and I want to do everything I can to help improve women’s health and well-being, including my health and the health of my daughter.”
Significant progress is being made in the fight against cancer, which has seen a 26 percent decrease in the death rate from 1991 to 2015. Despite this progress, 609,640 Americans are expected to die of cancer in 2018, according to the ACS.
In addition to its new $100,000 commitment, Earth Friendly Products is also supporting ACS Hope Lodge locations across the U.S. by providing Ecos laundry detergents and cleaners to the facilities.
ACS Hope Lodge communities provide cancer patients and their caregivers a free place to stay when their best hope for effective treatment requires traveling away from home. The lodges provide nurturing, home-like environments and offer cancer resources and information.
“We believe it’s so important to use safer, plant-powered cleaners, especially in facilities where healing is the focus,” says Vlahakis-Hanks. “We want patients to have the best possible environment for healing during their stay at Hope Lodge, and we’re honored to donate our products to help make this possible.”