DESIGN WITHIN REAC : Design Within Reach Fights Against Breast Cancer
08/18/2008| 03:53pm US/Eastern
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Design Within Reach
(Nasdaq: DWRI) is launching a multi-faceted effort to raise funds for the
fight against breast cancer. Throughout the fall, DWR will hold fundraising
events; sponsor teams in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure walks; and
auction off exclusive furniture pieces donated by Knoll, Herman Miller, Emeco,
Fritz Hansen and Spinneybeck. The proceeds from DWR's efforts will go to Susan
G. Komen for the Cure -- the world's largest grassroots network of breast
cancer survivors and activists.
Ray Brunner, CEO of Design Within Reach, is leading the company's efforts.
"DWR raised $30,000 for the Komen foundation in 2007. With the help of our
valued manufacturing partners and our dedicated employees, we aim to triple
that number in 2008. The DWR community, like many others, has been personally
touched by the devastating effects of this disease. This is our chance to
Design Within Reach has kicked off fundraising efforts by committing to
donate 5 percent of proceeds from their recent four-day San Francisco
Warehouse Sale, which drew crowds from up and down the West Coast.
Design Within Reach employees across the United States will be involved as
DWR will sponsor regional Race for the Cure teams in San Francisco; New York;
Boston; Honolulu; New Orleans; Portland, Oregon; Newport Beach, California;
Charlotte, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; Houston, Dallas and Austin in
Texas; Princeton, New Jersey; Scottsdale, Arizona and Southern Florida. Team
DWR kicks off their events for 2008 in Boston on Sunday, September 7, and will
conclude in Austin, Texas, on Sunday November 2. Supporters of Design Within
Reach are invited to join Team DWR by walking or making a donation.
DWR has been joined in the fight against breast cancer by five
manufacturers, who have donated exclusive pieces to be auctioned online, with
100 percent of proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The five iconic
items to be auctioned are the Saarinen Tulip Stool with pink leather seat and
a pink leather Wassily Chair, both from Knoll; the Eames Aluminum Management
Chair in pink leather from Herman Miller; the Heritage Rocker from Emeco,
powder-coated in white with a pink leather seat; and a pink wool Swan Chair
from Fritz Hansen. All leather was donated by Spinneybeck. The DWR eBay Giving
Works auctions will be live on September 22 and will close October 3.
Detailed information with a schedule of fundraising events is available at
About Design Within Reach, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWRI)
Design Within Reach, Inc., founded in 1998 and headquartered in San
Francisco, California, is the source for fully licensed classics, offering the
best in modern design. The company markets and sells its products to both
residential and contract customers through over 68 retail Studios in the
United States and Canada, http://www.dwr.com and its San Francisco-based phone
sales team at 1.800.944.2233.
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