January 28, 2021

Springfield Plastics launches seventh annual Drain for the Cure fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Springfield Plastics Inc. is raising money for cancer research in its annual Drain for the Cure fundraiser. Money raised will go to Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield.

Springfield Plastics began this annual fundraiser in 2014 and to date has raised over $324,000. The 2019 Drain for the Cure campaign raised over $73,000 — and goals are even higher for 2020.

“Everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another,” said Jennifer Furkin, Springfield Plastics vice president. “By donating to Drain for the Cure, you can help make a difference in someone’s life and contribute to finding the cure.”

During the month of October, Springfield Plastics pledges to match donations dollar for dollar up to $30,000. All donations received will benefit cancer programs and research done at Simmons Cancer Institute, one of the leading cancer facilities in the United States.

Simmons Cancer Institute serves patients by addressing their present and future cancer care needs through medical education, biomedical research, patient care and community service.

To donate, visit https://forwardfunder.siumed.edu/amb/DFTC.

Donations will also be accepted by mail or dropped off at 7300 W. State Route 104, Auburn, IL 62615. Make checks out to SIU Foundation.