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Mattress Firm, Protect-A-Bed Team Up To Fight Pancreatic Cancer

 

Portion of November Mattress Protector Sales Goes to Cancer Research

 

October 26, 2010 - Mattress Firm and Protect-A-Bed are joining forces to raise money to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCan) and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). During the month of November, National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, a portion of the proceeds from all Protect-A-Bed product sales at any Mattress Firm location will go directly to PanCan and TGen to further fund research to save lives.

This year, Mattress Firm is also providing the opportunity for the general public to make a donation online at www.firstgiving.com/mattfirmandpab.  All funds raised go directly to PanCan, which is a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

“At Mattress Firm, we support the communities that we live and work in. Pancreatic cancer has no boundaries and so we are proud to partner with Protect-a-Bed for company-wide effort to do our part to help find a cure,” said Karrie Forbes, Mattress Firm vice president of marketing. “Pancreatic cancer takes far too many lives every year, and we hope that our contributions can aid in the effort for medical breakthroughs in early detection, sustainable treatment and a cure.”

A similar sentiment is expressed by the executive team at Protect-A-Bed, "Protect-A-Bed has been a long-time supporter of pancreatic cancer research," said James Bell, CEO of Protect-A-Bed. "By joining forces with Mattress Firm, PanCan and TGen for this special in-store promotion, I am confident we will help researchers get one step closer to finding a cure for one of the nation's deadliest forms of cancer."

Every penny counts, as pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States and has the highest mortality rate of any of the major cancers with only 5% of those affected surviving longer than five years. New cases continue to rise and it’s estimated that 43,140 men and women will be diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and 36,800 will die of it this year alone.

About Mattress Firm, Inc.

Houston-based Mattress Firm is one of the nation’s premier specialty bedding retailers, offering a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses from leading manufacturers, including Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Simmons, Stearns & Foster, and Sleep to Live. Founded in 1986, Mattress Firm’s purpose is to improve lives one night at a time. With more than 600 stores across 22 states, Mattress Firm offers consumers the benefit of highly trained, knowledgeable sales professionals, a broad product offering, and competitive prices in an attractive and comfortable store environment.

 

For more information, visit www.mattressfirm.com.

 

About Protect-A-Bed

Protect-A-Bed produces mattress protectors that provide consumers with a healthy and comfortable sleep environment. The product was developed in South Africa in 1980 and Protect-A-Bed was first established in the USA in 2000, and offers bedding protectors to help create a dry, bed bug free, anti-allergy sleep zone for people of all ages. The product is now sold in 27 countries, Protect-A-Bed is the leader in mattress protection innovation, developing the proprietary Miracle Membrane® and patented Bug Lock® Secure Seal™ for bed bug protection. Protect-A-Bed products are listed as a Class 1 Medical Device with the Food and Drug Administration and have received the Good Housekeeping Seal.

 

For more information, visit www.protectabed.com.

 

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