Pink vibrators to raise funds for breast cancer research

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the U.S., Martin Engineering is inviting customers to “Go Pink!” 

For the month of October, along with replacing the traditional Martin orange paint scheme on Cougar DC Truck Vibrators or Cougar THD Hydraulic Vibrators, the company will add pink paint as an option on conveyor guarding, Twist Tensioners and inspection doors to as well. 

This is to honour all those affected by the deadly disease which has touched so many Martin employees and their families.  By merely saying, “Make mine pink” when purchasing of the company’s Cougar DC Truck Vibrator or Cougar THD Hydraulic Vibrator, Martin Engineering will donate a portion of its sales revenue to support the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

“Since 2017, this popular campaign has allowed Martin Engineering to donate almost $50,000 to the Susan G Komen organization,” said vibration business development manager, Susie Orlandi. 

“Every contribution supports those in need today, while the researchers continue their work for a cure. With over 900 employees worldwide, we’re a family-owned company that is all too familiar with the impact breast cancer has on individuals, families, friends, colleagues and communities. It affects such a large number of people that just about all of us have been touched by it in some way.” 

This program also garners support from the staff.  In addition to its donations, Martin Engineering hosts a team in Komen Peoria’s More Than Pink Walk to raise awareness and encourage individual contributions to this worthy cause. 

“Every step is one step closer to a cure,” Orlandi said.  “Whether it’s with the helpline, financial support or assisting patients in navigating their care journey, we trust the Komen Foundation to support patients and families.  Funds go directly to support breakthrough research and provide help for the women and men facing breast cancer.” 

Since its formation in 1982, the Susan G. Komen foundation has raised over $3 billion in more than 60 countries.  With a mission of supporting those with the fewest resources, it has helped to reduce breast cancer-related deaths by an estimated 40%.  The organization has played a critical role in virtually every major advance to combat breast cancer – transforming how the world talks about and treats the disease and helping millions of breast cancer patients become cancer survivors. 

“Every year, our customers generously join us in this fight, placing orders to contribute to its success,” Orlandi added.  “Programs like this allow the pink color scheme to represent the cause year-round, generating awareness and getting people talking.”