Clark Construction & Metro Elevator Raise $8,970 for Susan G. Komen Michigan at Central Michigan University

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Courtney Sorman
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MOUNT PLEASANT, MI — Metro Elevator Co. Inc. announced today the completion of their second “Ride the Pink Elevator” campaign in Michigan.  This installation launched in April at the construction site of Central Michigan University’s $95 million Biosciences Building. Through the generous donations of the job site crews, companies and community the campaign raised $8,970 for Susan G. Komen of Michigan.  Donors included Spence Brothers, John E. Green Company, Sam Staples, Dee Cramer and On-Site Supply among others.

Metro Elevator hosted a campaign kickoff celebration at Mountain Town Station Brewing Company and Steakhouse in Mount Pleasant in April and donations were accepted through Mid-September.  Clark Construction Co. is the lead construction firm building CMU’s four-story Biosciences Building and they installed the pink elevator on the south side exterior of the Biosciences Building.

Metro Elevator specializes in rack and pinion construction hoist sales and leasing, and paints select elevators in the signature Komen pink to raise awareness of breast cancer.  They then partner with clients, top builders, construction managers and general contractors on select projects in major cities throughout the U.S. and are working with Komen leaders in Michigan to turn this into a well-received national program.

“The first pink elevator campaign was completed in Ann Arbor earlier this year and raised over $18,000 for Komen Michigan” said Jennifer Jurgens, Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Michigan and breast cancer survivor.  “With the second campaign coming in at $8,970, we’re well over $25,000 and excited to partner with Metro Elevator to launch another Pink Elevator in Grand Rapids.  This type of unique, out-of-the-box fundraising is exactly what Komen Michigan needs to diversify revenue while reaching an audience that doesn’t always relate to our other events (that are traditionally geared toward women).”

Metro Elevator’s initiative has converted hoist elevators into brilliant, vibrant pink fundraising ambassadors for a cause that affects approximately 12 percent of women annually. It is estimated that over 7,000 women and 70 men in Michigan will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015.

For more information and to support Metro Elevator’s Ride the Pink Elevator campaign to benefit Komen, visit www.komen.org/pinkelevator.

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About Metro Elevator Inc.

Metro Elevator Co. Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. We specialize in sales, service and leasing of various brands of rack and pinion construction hoists and elevators. Our corporate motto is, “Getting our customers to the top since 1970.” Metro Elevator also is a proud sponsor of the Indianapolis Colts and Indy Car driver Pippa Mann, in the Komen Indy car at the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Visit metroelevator.com or call 317-562-9833. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/metroelevator and Twitter @metroelevator and to make a donation visit www.komen.org/pinkelevator.

About Clark Construction

Founded over 68 years ago, Clark Construction is a full service professional construction management firm. Clark Construction has managed over $1.5 billion in higher education projects for numerous clients including: Central Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Ferris State University, Oakland University, Kettering University, North Central Michigan College, Lansing Community College and Muskegon Community College. Clark is currently working on three of the largest higher education research projects in the state and is proud to be the construction manager of the Central Michigan University Biosciences Building and to support Susan G. Komen and Komen-Michigan.

About Susan G. Komen Michigan

Komen Michigan is an independent, local non-profit organization that is dedicated to combating breast cancer. Seventy-five percent of the organization’s net proceeds go towards programs and funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education, screenings, diagnostics and survivorship programs for underserved men and women in Michigan.

The remaining 25 percent of net proceeds funds global, leading-edge research focused on the prevention of, and cures for, breast cancer. Komen Michigan’s mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. For more information call 616-752-8262 or visit www.komenmichigan.org.