Cheektowaga, New York (PressExposure) November 23, 2009 -- For some, October is the month of Halloween. For others, itâs a celebration of Oktoberfest. For the staff and members of DirectBuy of Buffalo, this October celebrated a month-long effort to raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
The activities for the month included bake sales every weekendâincluding a very popular chili cookoffâand a 25-75 raffle, with 75 percent of the raffle going to Roswell Cancer Institute. All totaled, the activities raised more than $700.
âBreast cancer is a very serious matter in general, but it really hits home here. Some of our staff have had cancer strike relatives and our service manager, Mercedes Zoldos, is a breast cancer survivor,â said Mark Klinger, owner of DirectBuy of Buffalo. âWhile you would always like to raise more money with fundraisers, Iâm quite proud of our efforts in October. Weâll probably continue to hold fundraisers for cancer research throughout the year and into 2010.â
In addition to the fundraising activities, DirectBuy of Buffalo organized a Locks for Love hair cutting event on November 14, 2009. The event drew several participants who donated hair. Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 18 in the United States and Canada who are suffering from long-term medical hair loss from a variety of diagnoses.
âAs a breast cancer survivor, Iâm quite touched by the efforts of my co-workers and our members to raise money and awareness for this very important cause,â said Zoldos. âItâs a long road, but Iâm a firm believer that every lit bit we raise gets us that much closer to a cure. To that end, Iâd have to classify our Breast Cancer Awareness month as a total success.â
DirectBuy clubs across the United States and Canada are active contributors to many local non-profits and charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs, Salvation Army, YMCA, Homes for Our Troops and various Childrenâs Hospitals. Locally, DirectBuy of Buffalo sponsored a Habitat for Humanity effort on Guilford Street in Buffalo and regularly donates to charitable efforts like The Ride for Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Buffalo Humane Society, and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
For over 38 years, DirectBuy has helped consumers enjoy enormous savings on home furnishings, home improvement items, entertainment and outdoor products, and accessories, by providing an avenue to purchase directly from the manufacturer. Conveniently located at 4950 Genesee Street in Cheektowaga, New York, DirectBuy offers members a comfortable setting where they finally have the financial control of buying direct.
For more information on a DirectBuy membership, you can call 716-684-1400 or visit [http://www.directbuy-buffalo.com].