A portion of all profits generated by American Chairs, Inc. is donated annually to the Voices Against Brain Cancer. American Chairs believes in the importance of being a good corporate citizen and using our resources in a positive way.
A little about Voices Against Brain Cancer from their website:
Voices Against Brain Cancer was started in loving memory of Gary Lichtenstein who lost his valiant battle with brain cancer on October 1, 2003. Gary was living in Chicago and working as an options trader at Wolverine Trading when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in March of 2003. He was 24 years old at the time. After three months of radiation, Gary slipped into a coma from which he did not recover. Soon after his passing, Gary’s family started the Gary Lichtenstein Chaim Foundation to raise money and awareness for the fight against this illness.
In 2005, the family decided to broaden the scope of the Foundation and hired a professional fundraising firm named Powered by Professionals Founded by Kenneth Grosso and Darren Port. Kenneth and Darren’s unique company works with individuals, families and companies to help them start and manage charitable organizations. The result of this collaberation was the creation of Voices Against Brain Cancer. This partnership yielded a stronger mission, vision, marketing materials as well as the creation of the upcoming debut fundraiser named Sounding Off For A Cure. We feel that this new identity and broadening of the scope speaks not only to Gary’s strong voice throughout his life, but to the other voices across the world struggling with brain cancer.
Our mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients and families afflicted with this devastating disease.
At this time, brain tumor research is under funded and the public remains unaware of the magnitude of this disease. The cure rate for most brain tumors is significantly lower than it is for many other types of cancers. Our Foundation is driven by these facts and committed to finding a cure. It is the goal of our Foundation and its supporters to fund the research that will directly impact those affected with brain tumors.