Regular mammograms for women age 40 and over equal a 25 per cent reduction in the number of breast cancer-related deaths. File photo

Speedy Glass supporting Drive Pink campaign

Donations from wiper-blade sales to benefit breast-cancer research and services

A South Surrey auto glass-repair shop is aiming to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society this month, by donating $2 from every windshield-wiper sale.

The effort by Speedy Glass (at 2498 King George Blvd.) is part of the Drive Pink campaign, and will be matched by supplier Tricco, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

“Funds raised through Drive Pink will help local women with breast cancer live their lives more fully through ground-breaking research and services that provide information and help women and their families cope with the disease,” the release states.

According to the release, early detection and increased screening rates combined with better treatment therapies have resulted in at least a 44 per cent decrease in the breast cancer death rate since the late 1980s.

“At the Canadian Cancer Society, we know that cancer changes people and that 1 in 8 Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. But we feel a cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to define a person,” Irina Novak-Calki, the Canadian Cancer Society’s corporate programs development officer, said in the release.

“Our goal is to improve the cancer experience by helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life. We believe that life is bigger than cancer. Our Drive Pink partnership with Speedy Glass will help local women facing breast cancer live their lives more fully and see life beyond their diagnoses.”

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