Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New York Cleaning Company Donated A YEAR of Cleaning To Two Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Teresa, at left, presenting Grace with a certificate after she won a year's worth of cleaning services from Teresa's Family Cleaning

October, 2009

New York Cleaning Company Donated A YEAR of Cleaning To Two Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Teresa’s Family Cleaning, a Long Island, New York, company, gave away a YEAR of cleaning to two women who needed it the most, by holding a contest where the randomly picked winners were nominated online or at hosting sites, by their family, friends, or co-workers.

Teresa Ward, owner of TFC and who also is the New York Founding Chapter of Cleaning For A Reason, a national 501 3c charity that helps women being treated for all cancers with free cleaning services, wanted to specifically donate more during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Teresa knows first hand the difficulties women face during the treatments for cancer. Having lost her sister, Virginia, to lung cancer, and knowing so many women who are battling breast cancer, including her office assistant Margaret, who is a two year fighter, she felt that it was important even on a small level to be able to help two local women in her own community with free cleaning services. But to personally pick who would receive these services was a choice she could not make on her own, simply because there are so many women on Long Island currently being treated for breast cancer.

So she decided to do the contest and have it pick the winners instead. The contest was a huge success and ended on October 23rd, and the randomly chosen entries were Grace B. of Brentwood, New York, and Mary A. of Riverhead, New York, who both won a year of cleaning services. Teresa Ward presented the winners their prizes on October 29th, 2009 at the Wyland Galleries in Sayville NY.

Teresa was very grateful to have been able to help these women. Simply put, It's difficult enough having to endure the treatments for this disease, but to have to worry about cleaning your home while you're trying to recuperate, well, it's just one less thing they have to worry about.

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