Simonton Windows Raises $56,000 for Cancer Research
August 20, 2013
|The Simonton Windows team at the Pelotonia 2013 bike ride in Columbus, Ohio.|
Simonton Windows' associates in Ohio and W. Va. joined together to raise $56,000 for two different charities benefiting cancer research.
Ten associates from Simonton Windows participated in the fifth annual Pelotonia bike ride in Columbus, Ohio, in early August, raising $14,965 for research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The team will continue collecting funds through early October.
In May, Simonton Windows hosted its 12th annual auction to benefit the American Cancer Society and raised $41,000 by selling more than 600 energy-efficient Simonton windows and doors. Dozens of homeowners, builders and remodelers came to the auction at the Simonton manufacturing facility in Ellenboro, W. Va., where they bid on both new construction and replacement home windows at prices starting as low as $10 each. During the past 12 years, the charity fundraiser has generated more than $405,000 in contributions for the society's Relay for Life fundraising efforts in W.Va.
“Each year we’re able to offer these new products that may have been returned to us unused by our customers or otherwise not used by the original purchaser,” says Dave Meeks, co-organizer of the event and a dispatcher/scheduler at Simonton Windows. “This is a great deal for the buyer at the auction, and we’re thrilled that our yearly charity auction effort continues to be a major fundraising source for the American Cancer Society chapters in our area.”