Oremus Materials, a local, family-owned business for concrete materials, is doing its part to fight the fight and drive for a cure for breast cancer. The disease is expected to affect about 230,000 women this year, and kill about 40,000.
In an effort to raise awareness, the company has painted two cement mixer trucks pink, branded them with a “Breast Cancer Awareness” sign and have added a pink ribbon on the rotation mixer. These pink trucks go out every day and are real head-turners. One of the trucks will be a focal point at the upcoming Trunk or Treat at the Northwest YMCA on October 25th and will also make an appearance at the Southwest Decorative Concrete Expo in Phoenix on October 17th. (Yes, they even take it out of town to promote the cause!)
In their efforts to give back to the community and help to find a cure, Oremus Materials annually donates a portion of their profits to the University of Arizona Cancer Center.
The concrete business has been a family tradition since 1948. The company first started in the Chicago area as Prairie, then moved when the owners headed west in pursuit of a dream. Oremus Materials began in Tucson by Michael Oremus in 2007. Over the years, Oremus Materials has partnered with many contractors to bring about projects like the Twin Peaks Interchange, the Santa Cruz River Walk Path, the University of Arizona Residence Hall, the REI Building at The Tucson Mall, the Tucson Modern Streetcar, and has even participated in ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover,” just to name a few exciting projects.
Oremus Materials will be passing out pink silicone wristbands with the company name and phone number on them throughout the month of October. To obtain a free wristband and become a community partner who shows their support, you can contact their office at 520.877.2828.
Join Oremus Materials in their act to spread awareness and in their respect, admiration and commitment for those who are currently battling this illness, as well as those who have survived this affliction.
For more information about Oremos Materials, here is a link to their website: http://www.oremusmaterials.com/index.htm