Bob's Discount Furniture, through its Bob’s Outreach program is supporting this weekend’s Walk to Cure Cancer in Worcester, MA. The walk, taking place on Sunday, September 13 kicks off at 12:00 pm at the UMass Medical School at 55 Lake Avenue North in Worcester, Massachusetts. All proceeds from the walk, which drew 14,000 walkers in 2008, will go to support all types of cancer research at the UMass Memorial Cancer Center. Bob’s Discount Furniture is sponsoring the Kid’s Tent where children attending the event can get their face painted and enjoy clown entertainment. Bob’s will also be raffling off a children’s bunk bed to one lucky walk attendee.
“Bob’s couldn’t be more excited to be supporting and participating in the Walk to Cure Cancer yet again this year, helping to entertain and put smiles on the faces of the event’s youngest attendees," said Cathy Poulin, Bob’s Discount Furniture community outreach director and TV personality. “Unfortunately cancer is something that touches us all, but the fundraising done through the walk in support research at the UMass Medical School is getting us that much closer to one day curing this devastating disease.”
Since the first Walk to Cure Cancer on Labor Day in 1999, passionate teams of walkers have been instrumental in helping to make the UMass Memorial Cancer Center possible. While the first years of the walk were focused on raising funds to build the research facility, it is the cutting edge research and the possibility of a cure that will continue to provide hope and meaning to those who walk. In the eleven years since the walk began, the UMass Memorial Cancer Center has made great strides in its efforts to find a cure for cancer and has achieved major breakthroughs in understanding and treating cancer. To learn more about the Walk to Cure Cancer please visit: http://www.walktocurecancer.org/
Bob’s Discount Furniture is dedicated to supporting the communities surrounding its stores through its Bob’s Outreach program. In addition to sponsoring annual events like the Walk to Cure Cancer, Bob’s Outreach participates and supports ongoing activities – from community food drives, career mentoring, school visits and motivational speaking appearances to volunteering at soup kitchens, nursing homes and Habitat for Humanity.
About Bob's Discount Furniture
Named the 2008 Furniture Retailer of the Year, with 33 stores located throughout New England, New Jersey and New York, Bob's Discount Furniture has built strong brand awareness and customer loyalty by providing quality furniture at everyday low prices, combined with a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. First-time visitors are pleasantly surprised by the comfortable atmosphere and vast selection of fashionable and affordable furniture that surpasses their "discount" expectations. As a part of the overall shopping experience, many locations have complimentary cafés featuring gourmet coffee, fresh baked cookies and candy, while other locations offer home theater and video arcade entertainment. For more information, visit www.mybobs.com.
About Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation
Through the Bob's Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and all of Bob's Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions. Among the many supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Salvation Army, Marshall House Youth and Family Emergency Shelter, National Conference for Community Justice, American Red Cross and Connecticut Children's Medical Center. For more information about the foundation and Bob's Discount Furniture, visit www.mybobs.com/charity.