Bins raise money to fight breast cancer

WARREN – They are fighting cancer one trash bin at a time.

The owners of TaylorMaid LLC, 1227 Niles Road S.E., are working with Humility of Mary Health System to fight cancer by making pink trash bins available for rental by area businesses.

Although the pink trash receptacles will cost a little more to lease than typical bins, all the profits from are being donated to Humility of Mary Health Partners’ Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center.

The Abdu Center shortens the diagnosis time to a few days, allowing the physicians and patients to confer on the best treatment options for individual patients.

“Humility of Mary just started a new section for donations for people who do not have health coverage,” said TaylorMaid owner and founder David Taylor. “This is the first time we are doing this.”

Taylor says his mother-in-law, Arlene Flowers, is a 25-year breast cancer survivor, and he has been a longtime advocate for early detection, encouraging regular checkups.

Taylor said his company plans to continue the pink trash bin program well after October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, and as long as it remains successful in raising money for the cause.