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Alaskan car washes raise more than $11,000 for breast cancer detection center

Dec 01, 2015

Splash and Dash car washes in Fairbanks and Anchorage Alaska raised more than $11,000 for the local BCDC (Breast Cancer Detection Center).

In October, Splash and Dash and Pink Elephant car wash employees "went pink" for the entire month of October. To show their support, the employees wore pink uniforms with matching beanies and gloves. Splash and Dash provided pink bracelets and gave them to every customer that bought a LAVA wash. In addition, Splash and Dash donated $2 from every LAVA wash sold during the month of October.

The BCDC was started by local Fairbanks women and provides mammograms to everyone, including those that could not afford it. BCDC also has a mobile mammogram truck, called the Nancy truck. The Nancy truck is able to access remote areas and provide mammograms to women that are not able to get into hospitals or other breast cancer detection centers.

Splash and Dash owner, Gerald Timmons, has made a vow to raise $20,000 in the next fundraiser in October 2016. "Raising money for breast cancer research is a great cause. We feel that almost every life has been affected by cancer in one way or another," said Timmons. "Our lives at Splash and Dash have been hugely changed by cancer invading someone very special to us. We have made a commitment and will stand by it. We can change the course of cancer, one wash at a time."

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