GVL Poly brings Breast Cancer awareness to the agriculture equipment industry
When Allan Cronen, CEO of GVL Poly, an agricultural polyethylene parts manufacturing company, witnessed a close family member’s struggle with breast cancer, he was committed to help others battling the same disease. He quickly realized that cancer has no discrimination. All walks, ages, educations, male or female are victims. Allan knew that the very clients his business served were affected in one way or another by breast cancer. He was especially sympathetic toward the husband and wife farming partners when one of them was dealing with the set-backs of cancer and its direct impact to their farming operations.
Allan decided to put his manufacturing know-how and resources to work. He researched and received endorsement from the American Cancer Society to start a fundraising campaign. He fondly named it “Harvest a Cure”. Allan and his staff developed special “pink” polyethylene parts for combine heads; snout wear points and the Dust Diverter. Profits from the sale of these parts have gone towards American Cancer Society’s breast cancer research. To help promote the awareness of breast cancer and sales of the special ‘pink’ parts, Allan procured branded T-shirts and caps. Here too, profits from the sales of these wearable clothing have gone towards breast cancer research.
The unveiling of these new “pink” parts and clothing happened at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky in February, 2011. Other shows were included in the lineup. These shows include; Farmfest in MN , Farm Progress in IL , Husker Harvest in NE, Ohio Farm Science and the Nebraska Power Farming Show.
Read more details of the “pink” product and clothing specially designed for their breast cancer awareness and fundraising effort. GVL has contributed over $7,500 in proceeds to the American Cancer Society.
As a result of the launch of GVL’s Harvest a CURE campaign for 2011, Allan Cronen has continued to promote cancer fundraising campaigns each year targeting a different type of cancer.
Don’t be surprised if you see a combine with brightly colored snout points and/or a dust diverter mounted on the head going down the road or field. You’ll know that the conscientious farmer has contributed to a worthy cause, cancer research.