Earth Friendly Products Partners With Costco Against Breast Cancer

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products (file)

Earth Friendly Products, the world’s leading green cleaning products manufacturer has partnered up with the American Cancer Society (ACS) and Costco to fight breast cancer.

Earth Friendly Products is contributing $1 to ACS breast cancer programs and research for every 100-ounce or larger bottle of Ecos laundry detergent sold.

The products can be found at every Costco location across the U.S.

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, president and CEO of Earth Friendly Products, said: “Our retail partners and consumers should know our commitment about fighting breast cancer.

“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 a decade 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.

Vlahakis-Hanks, a proud Greek, was recently in Greece donating cleaning products to the victims of the deadly fire in Attica that claimed the lives of at least 99 people.

“I would like to encourage other Greeks in the coming weeks to rally. In the coming weeks and months there will be many struggles and hardships that people will face and we should not forget them,” Vlahakis-Hanks said.

Ecos products can be purchased at at every Costco location across the U.S. and other selected retailers nationwide and at ecos.com. Donations can be made directly to the American Cancer Society at cancer.org/donate.