Tempur-Pedic Donates $200K for Cancer ResearchJanuary 30, 2013
Bedding supplier Tempur-Pedic International Inc. donated $200,000 to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network during the Las Vegas Market on behalf of its first 250 show attendees.
The attendees participated in the company's Rest Test of its expanded line of mattresses.
The company has a long history of supporting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network and its comprehensive approach to fighting pancreatic cancer through research, providing vital patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure. To date, the company has raised more than $1.25 million, in part to help fund four research grants.
"Through our ongoing Tempur-Pedic Hugs Back campaign, we've enjoyed the privilege of working with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network for many years," said Rick Anderson, Tempur-Pedic president. "In 2013, we remain dedicated to supporting the network and plan to continue bolstering it in any way possible by working with our retailers and our organization, starting with this donation at the Las Vegas Market trade show."
This year alone, pancreatic cancer will claim more than 37,000 lives. At 6 percent, the disease has the lowest five-year survival rate of any major cancer, according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
"Tempur-Pedic has had a tremendous impact on our organization and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing support and dedication to this cause," said Julie Fleshman, president and CEO, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.