BAY SHORE, N.Y. — To celebrate its 65th anniversary, Duro Dyne Corp. recently partnered with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to help raise awareness and fight for a cure to breast cancer.

The mission of the BCRF is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research. It is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. and has funded more than 10.8 million hours of research since 1993. To help further the cause of the BCRF, Duro Dyne launched the DD Pink Project over the course of several months, which helped to raise $65,885 on behalf of breast cancer research.

Duro Dyne auctioned off some ‘Pink Edition Machinery’ in January at the AHR Expo in Las Vegas. All proceeds went directly to the BCRF. Duro Dyne’s booth at the AHR Expo featured the pink edition machinery with a 12-foot-tall backdrop of names honoring many of those close to the company who have struggled with a breast cancer diagnosis.

A total of three pink machines were auctioned off at the AHR Expo in the Duro Dyne booth.

The first RH Mach III Pink Edition Pinspotter was awarded to Conditioned Air Systems from Gainesville, Georgia. President and CEO, Doug Magnus, placed the bid on the first day of the show in honor of his wife, who is  10 years free from breast cancer. Mario Cavallone, of Airside in New Jersey, a long time Duro Dyne customer, was the winner of the second RH Mach III Pinspotter. He placed his bid at the AHR Expo hospitality event on Monday evening.

“We all know someone who has been touched by breast cancer,” Cavallone said. “It’s our common enemy. Duro Dyne is a class act, and we are proud to have partnered up with them for this cause.”

The third machine, a pink MF12A, was awarded to Bill Wagner, founder of Air Tech of Houston.

“Breast Cancer awareness is something that is near and dear to our hearts, as we all know someone who has been affected or tragically passed away from this illness,” he said. “Air Tech of Houston donates as often as possible to help create early detection screenings and in hopes to one day find a cure that can put an end to cancer.”

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Publication date: 5/8/2017

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