Raymond's pink pallet jack project raises $4,500 for breast cancer research

Source: Raymond

Oct 09, 2014

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Raymond Handling Concepts Corporation (RHCC) held its first-ever online charity auction, which netted $4,500 for two breast cancer charities.

RHCC — a provider of material handling equipment and integrated solutions serving the west coast and an authorized sales and service center for The Raymond Corporation — auctioned a custom pink-painted Raymond Model 102XM walkie hand pallet truck. The charity auction, dubbed the “pink pallet jack project,” will be held on an annual basis.

The winning bidder was John Souza, principal at J&K Trucking in Pleasanton, California.

All proceeds from the auction benefited the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation of Fremont and The Community Foundation for South Central New York, a partner of the Tina Turner Memorial Golf Classic in Greene, New York.

“By supporting charities on both coasts of the United States, we are creating a powerful ripple effect — amplifying breast cancer awareness not only in our West Coast sales territories but also in central New York, where The Raymond Corporation was founded,” Steve Raymond, president of RHCC, said.

Vera Packard, executive director of the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation, accepted the check of behalf of the organization on Sept. 22.

“The generous contribution from RHCC will further HERS Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission to provide hope, empowerment and renewal to women healing from breast cancer, regardless of their financial status,” Packard said.

In addition, RHCC will sell pink ribbon magnets throughout October. Magnets are available for purchase at www.materialshandlingstore.com, and all proceeds will be donated to charity.