FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Craig Haskins, Vice President
Knight-Barry Title Group
Harry Cherkinian, APR
McGlinchey & Associates
262-796-2220, ext. 125
Proceeds Benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
RACINE, Wis. (October 18, 2004) – “Hope. Courage. Bravery. Endurance.”
These are the words of encouragement and inspiration inscribed on bright pink bracelets in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And they are being sold by Knight-Barry Title Group throughout its eight offices serving 72 Wisconsin counties. The bracelets are $2 and all profits from the bracelet sales benefit the Milwaukee affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. To date, the firm has sold a thousand bracelets and hopes to meet its goal of 1,250 bracelets by month’s end for the worthy cause.
The longstanding title insurance firm has a personal mission in raising awareness for breast cancer screenings, treatment and educational programs. Craig Haskins, Knight-Barry Vice President learned earlier this year during one of his son Tyler’s soccer games that Susan Lesiecki, the mother of Tyler’s teammate, Mitchell, had died of breast cancer in 2003.
“We felt it was very important to support breast cancer awareness since this is a disease that continues to personally touch the lives of many of our employees, friends and family,” said Haskins. “In fact, all the money we raise through our bracelet sales and outright donations will be made in honor of Mitchell’s mother.”
Approximately 75 percent of all donations and proceeds will remain in Southeastern Wisconsin to fund local breast cancer screenings, treatment and educational programs, Haskins pointed out. Supporters can stop by any of the eight offices located in Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Port Washington, Racine, West Bend and Sheboygan.
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 26,160 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed throughout Wisconsin in 2004 alone.
Established in 1854, Knight-Barry Title Group has a history of providing fast, accurate cost-competitive services to commercial and residential customers in the areas of title insurance, tax-deferred exchanging, closing services and construction escrows. Headquartered in Racine, the company employs almost 100 people in offices in Brookfield, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, Port Washington, West Bend and Sheboygan while providing their customers service throughout all 72 counties in Wisconsin.
To learn more about the Breast Cancer Awareness program at Knight-Barry Title Group, visit their Web site: www.knightbarry.com